Absolute freedom doesn’t exist externally. Freedom is an inside job.
Anything we experience on the outside is known only through/by our awareness on the inside.
We layer our experiences with interpretations and thoughts. Each person’s experience is different.
So until we gain mastery of mindfulness, we will be caught in our thoughts and belief systems, thinking that’s how things are.
True freedom is freedom from our thoughts.
Absolute freedom has to come from the inside out.