What Does Freedom Mean To You?
True freedom in life is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It is about being who you really are. It is about living life to the fullest without limitations and restrictions. Freedom is about sharing your talents to serve others. Well, what does freedom mean?
For some it will mean graduating from school, finally getting out into the wide world, getting a job and earning money. For some it will mean throwing a bag in the car and getting out of the city into the wide open country to breathe good clean air. For some, freedom simply means not being imprisoned by responsibilities and commitments.
Freedom is certainly all those things and more.
Have you noticed that the one thing they have in common is a need to loosen and throw off the shackles of circumstances and situations that people believe hold them back and curb their desire to fly.
And yet, sooner or later, if you’ve headed out into the country for a break, you have to curtail your freedom again. You have to go back to the city, or to the job the next day, or knuckle down to the next task at hand, until the urge to break free overwhelms you again. So the cycle turns, and turns, and turns, leaving you more and more dissatisfied with what you have and constantly being reminded of that need to escape.
Escape to what?
What are you looking for?
Real freedom isn’t dependent upon your external circumstances. Real freedom is right there in your own heart, mind and soul if you could only recognize it.
Imagine the freedom from being controlled by boredom, or dislike of people you don’t particularly get on with. Imagine the freedom from the need to own, control and to fear loss of people or things. Imagine the freedom from the suffocating need to be loved, respected, admired or valued.
You can give yourself the freedom to let go of all these things. You really can.
And once you give yourself that freedom you find yourself experiencing deeper, more truthful relationships with people. You’ll recognise and appreciate gifts that they have that perhaps you didn’t notice before, because they were obscured by your own fear and self protection. You won’t be driven by external diversions or appearances, or by any need to conform to ways of being that don’t feel comfortable.
You have the freedom to be who you want to be, not what other people expect or want you to be.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Neel Raman, is an author, keynote speaker and coach to many. He has written ‘Hoops and Freedom’, an informative and powerful self-improvement book, in the form of an entertaining fiction story, targeted at those who want and demand more from life.