I read again the words of Goethe, that I posted some days ago:
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
How painfully true!
For a long time, I am wondering, who has a better chance to achieve an inner balance (simply put: happiness); the unaware slave or the conscious one?
But the question is not valid, as it seems there is no choice: it is up to Awareness to find you and painfully embrace you, or to leave you forever in peace. Not vice versa!
I believe, the great poet, very wisely, avoids to refer to the "free man". As, such a thing, cannot ever exist...
What remains for us? Maybe to choose the form of our personal slavery? Maybe...