Freedom means to be liberated from all that confines or limits you. That which imprisons you is the created self. It would seem you would want to happily let go of imprisonment and limitations, but you have become use to living in a limited, egoic, created self. You feel a false sense of safety there. You hold a belief that the created self is the way to be loved and accepted. To lose that would mean pain or death and out of those beliefs fear arises.
The ego wants to hold on and the ego is fear based. For your liberation to take place the limited ego must die and become transformed into divine ego. Your greatest fear is the loss of the limited ego and the created self.
Spiritual Imprisonment is to be controlled by your resistance, aversion and attachment – to be dominated by the created self. Spiritual Freedom is to be free of aversion and attachment, free of resistance and separation. Real freedom is to become conscious of what you are doing, how you are thinking and what you are feeling – and transform a limited way of being into a universal way of experiencing life.