We hear a lot about the word freedom, so I would like to talk a little about that today. Freedom is as natural to spirit, as breathing is to physicality. Freedom equals choice and choice equals security. Having the right to choose means you are free to do something or free not to do it.
Let me give you a couple of examples: Let us say you work in an office. You are free to go to work tomorrow, taking a tennis racket with you and just spend your day bouncing tennis balls off the wall of your office. Or say you're a hairdresser, and you have a client that wants a haircut, and say this client has always been one that has grated on your nerves and made your day miserable, one you could never please, yet your boss insists you are the one to do her hair. You are totally free to tell the boss you will not do her hair again. Or you are totally free to let this client walk out of the shop bald. These examples are a little extreme and I could give you many more examples, but I think you get the picture. Of course there are repercussions, reactions to your actions, but you are totally free to make that choice.
What I am trying to get you to see is freedom of choice is always yours and yours alone. Once you really feel this then you no longer feel as if you are not in control of your life. Freedom is just a matter of being aware of choices.
Freedom is not about achieving goals... goals are enslaving. Once you make the goal/choice, you are no longer free. Can you see that? The goal then becomes the driving force in your life. So until that goal is reached you are not free to do anything else.
Don't be a slave to your beliefs or opinions. Once you stand your ground in opinions or beliefs, you are no longer free to accept new ones into your life.
Most people sell their freedom to get something. They sell themselves to a job they hate because it gives them the ability to buy the things they think they want that enslaves them to these "things." Or they sell themselves to an institution that promises them a piece of paper, that in turns promises them a career/job that will once again enslave them to the "things" they want. That most of the time after they get these "things" they find they are no longer important, but they are still slaves to them paying for them and caring for them. Avoid the danger of success by keeping your freedom.
Another key to freedom is appreciation. Appreciate your life and it increases in value. Depreciate it and it decreases in value. This is what happened to the housewife/homemaker. It was not seen as a valued place in life. So the housewife/homemaker role was depreciated and now the youth of America have no "home." But watch the next 20 years the role is once again beginning to grow in appreciation. It has been discovered that they shot themselves in the foot by putting down housewives.
I think I have said it before, and will no doubt say it many times again, "Life is a game. Play it in a way that when it's over, you have a smile on your face."
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"I have listened to the realm of the Spirit. I have heard my own soul's voice, and I have remembered that love is the complete and unifying thread of existence." --Mary Casey