To me, absolute freedom (which is oh-so-overly preached & followed by many) is when you got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Anything absolute is kind of pointless & mundane as it implies an unquestionable finality. Beware of The Absolute for it is the most commonly misunderstood lie! Handpicking only the preferred side of things whilst overlooking/ignoring the other side, is not being able to (or even begin to try to) know something in its entirety... It's but a vain delusion; an entertaining fantasy, per sť, but not something to be stuck in for long, bound by its chains. Understanding to have a pragmatic sense of freedom is when you do have something to lose & you do have a bit to gain... a constant struggle for the betterment... to weigh it's intrinsic & instrumental values of our thoughts & actions. The sense of urgency & a genuine unbiased curious nature also comes in handy as to not get dissolved by routine/taken-for-granted beliefs that we live by. Letting go of (old/experienced) things could mean an influx of (new/unexperienced) things. Letting go doesn't mean to forget... au contraire, it is to acknowledge something, accept it and letting it "be". It's when you start afresh. It is when you begin to live life abundantly. Each day, a new day.
To me, to become naturally free is simply to become yourself; to become a Sapient.
Happy Feb 14th.