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The Spirit of Freedom

  • Date Submitted: 10/08/2011 09:30 PM
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What is Freedom? A question often asked but rarely answered. I’ll tell you in what way the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ speaks to me.

Freedom is having the ability to effect change, the capacity to let your voice be heard, turning your words and thoughts into actions instead of keeping them inside and letting them devour you. Seizing opportunities and using them to turn your dreams into reality, taking chances to experiment with your innermost desires… that are what it really means to be free.

If you think freedom means revolting against those who guide you, living without restriction and forcing your opinion on others, well you’re wrong. That is merely arrogance. Have the open mind to be able to see another’s’ point of views, have an open heart so it may lead you in the right direction, and portray your views in a respectful way. That’s the behavior of one who has been truly liberated.

One’s freedom is a means of escaping from the anxiety, fears and insecurities of the world we live in, and you may often lose yourself on the way. Do not abuse your freedom. Channel your feelings and emotions into music, art and literature; exhilarate yourself with love, hope and friendship. Give your body, mind and soul wings to soar and then reach for your every dream.

‘Freedom is a mixture of triumph and tragedy; it is the basis of all morality.’ Your mind being free to believe in possibility, not being bitter over life’s disappointments but knowing that only in the black of night can you see the stars... these are ideas you believe in once you are free, once you are mature enough to know the difference. Being able to see the world through your own eyes, and not through the eyes of another, that’s freedom... being able to make your own choices.

If you let it; if you break free from what holds you with such a tight grip, and smothers you; there are so many things that the world has to offer.

Sometimes it feels like you’re the only one who’s struggling or afraid, but that...

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