Attaining Personal Freedom
Walking down the street yesterday, I was thinking about how hard it is to simply do what we want or think to be right without having any expectations. The reason being is we are always concerned about how others will see us and/or we are living by societal “shoulds” we have adopted as our personal mantras along our life paths.
But, to find and act according to our own truths, means to have complete freedom and a much better chance for contentment.
This concept of personal freedom translates into our lives as: I’m going to live this moment to its fullest because I’m happy now. What will take place tomorrow is not as important. What other people are thinking or experiencing is also not as important.
This is not about acting out. It is not about being selfish or hurting others – those would actually be results of a lack of a true relationship with the self.
Living truthfully and in the moment means to have an intimate relationship with the self where our feelings are not dependent on others to have the right to exist. This state of being occurs when our egos are no longer so frail that we feel threatened or hurt by responses and reactions different from our own.
When we are constantly waiting to see how others feel or where the future will lead, we are never in our own present or in our own truths. How we feel about something or someone is independent of how they feel about us or how things will turn out.
Having the courage to be means we have finally switched from living a life of reaction to living a life of action. We act based on how we feel not on how others feel.
Imagine for a moment having the ability to honestly express yourself without expecting any specific response. Wouldn’t that feel light? Wouldn’t that feel like opening many doors?
I believe, living our truths, allows us to stop wasting time and energy on things we have no control over such as other people’s thoughts and feelings.
Start your journey by spending time with yourself. Create a trusting relationship then ask yourself how you really feel and act accordingly.