The Story of Already Free

ALREADY FREE documents the profound transformation of Dorrie van Roij-Houtappels and Norberto Rodrigues. Though living thousands of miles apart, they travel the same path to awakening – a life cultivation path, Ren Xue. The practice opens them to the true freedom of mind and heart that is the ultimate promise of most spiritual traditions.

Dorrie, an inquisitive thinker and mother of two, currently living in Auckland, New Zealand, explores the meaning of life as she faces depression, doubt and fear.

Norberto, a spiritual seeker and young martial artist living in Lisbon, Portugal, finds himself facing permanent disability and constant pain through severe injury to his back.

Each struggles with a doubt that crippled them in the past, but through dedication, a willful openness to the realities of life and complete surrender, they find a deep trust that reveals their true freedom.

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— Jane Campion

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Clinical psychologist and author of New York Times bestseller: Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence