Equanimity, Freedom


Our history is rich with the desire for freedom. No matter what you do in life, there will always be someone or something that prevents you from achieving the level of freedom you desire.

Take the early settlers from Europe. They did not like the English king telling them what to do so they started a revolution. People bound in slavery wanted a similar freedom — The ability to be equal to those who enslaved them. Native Americans wanted the freedom of their land back; Mexicans want freedom from the harsh realities of their home. Even the president of the United States want freedom. He wants the freedom to control the country.

The thing about freedom is there is always an obstacle to overcome or someone trying to keep you bound. With that being said, there are also reason for and reasons against freedoms.

But let’s bring this down a level. We fight for and deny our freedoms on a daily basis. For me, I look to express my creative freedom and spiritual freedom. One freedom I participate in every day is literary freedom. It boggles my mind that so many people don’t read. There is so much knowledge in books and it is only of the largest freedoms that was denied to so many for a lot of history.

Even if you don’t think you are free, you are, in multiple areas. I am not saying we should stop fighting for the freedoms denied, but rather we need to also recognize and participate in the freedoms we have.

Freedom is not one dimensional. No matter where you are in life, you free. Don’t deny yourself the freedoms within your control.

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