I now present to you: Elephants!
According to the internet (I haven't done any more research than that), if you see a circus elephant tied to a shallow stake with a simple rope, it will not try to escape - even though it could easily dislodge the restraint. It seems, that when when they are born, baby elephants are tied with a strong chain to a secure stake. They pull and struggle as best they can, but eventually they give up trying. At that stage of growth, they just don't posses the power.
In our minds, you and I have many beliefs that keep us tethered in a feeling. Beliefs that in reality have no power over us. As a person begins to realize the true source of all feelings, they'll begin to understand that the truth is, we are already free - we just don't quite see it yet. It also shows us, that if we are to experience our already present freedom, it will arrive as a gift from G-d, a realization, through the power of Thought and Consciousness.