I am extremely confused about Hegel's Spirit, I understand that freedom and the Spirit are somehow related. Not exactly sure but in my understanding freedom is the essence of Spirit, and the very existence of the Spirit creates freedom (this could be completely incorrect). What is Spirit though? That's partially what I am confused about, I know Spirit and freedom are either the same thing or very closely linked together, but what is Spirit? If all of history has been aimed at freedom, not of the physical but of the mind, what is necessary for this type of freedom? Does this mean that someday we will have reached some zen-like state of being and all with be right with the world?