How Well Do You Know Freedom ?

I’ve noticed something about many of you.  You are still not sure about your own freedom.  I’ll include myself, so don’t go thinking I’m high and almighty.  Far from it.  But I do know something that is true and I want to share that with you.

As you aspire to become the best human being you can be, your ability to do so depends upon accepting the simple fact that independent of external circumstances, you always have a measure of freedom to choose. I know that sounds simple, but I am amazed at how many intelligent people will deny it.  When you look honestly for yourself, however, you will see that it is true:

You are always choosing.

Sometimes your choices are conscious.  Sometimes they are unconscious.  Sometimes they are inspired by the best parts of your self, and other times they are motivated by lower impulses and instincts.  But the bottom line is that every time you act or react, at some level a choice is being made.  And YOU are the one who is making that choice.  After all, who else could it be?

Food for thought whether you’re deep in a crisis or sitting by the lake. When you own every choice you make, you are free.

Mindfully,

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