Real Freedom

And on that day the Almighty saved the Israelites from the hand of Egypt. (Shmot 14:30)

The Ohr Hachayim comments that the Torah states that on that day they were saved, which was the day the Egyptians who pursued them perished in the sea. Even though they were already liberated on the day that they left Egypt, they were not really considered saved since they did not feel secure in relationship to the Egyptians.

We see from this that even though in actuality a person is free, he is not really considered free unless he personally feels free. A person who worries and feels insecure is a person who is imprisoned even though he is not behind bars and no-one will harm him. To be truly free you must feel free and that is up to you. You have a great deal of control over your thoughts if you work on it. The greater your mastery over your thoughts, the greater freedom you will experience in your life.

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