Rebbe Nachman asks the question: Are we G-d’s servant or people’s servant? There is no in between. Everybody is somebody’s servant. Are you G-d’s servant? If you are, then you are the freest person in the world because you know exactly what is right. If you really know what is right, then you don’t listen to anybody, just what your soul tells you is right. The Gemara says that the freest person is the one who is G-d’s servant. If you are man’s servant, then you are a slave. If you are G-d’s servant, you are completely free, really, really free.
Rebbe Nachman says, what is it to be in exile? To be in exile means you know everything, but you don’t know it clearly. And to be free means it is shining, it’s really shining.