WHAT IS TRUE FREEDOM?
Updated: Dec 5, 2021
I used to think of myself as a Free Spirit, a Gypsy Soul.
That was right were I fitted in, the best definition of my being I had found so far.
Being truly free in my mind at the time was synonym of rebelling against what is wrong in our societies, refusing to conform to anything I didn't want to at all costs even if it meant bringing upon myself a state of fight, or sadness, hypersensitivity, anxiety and negativity.
I didn't quite understand the chaos in me and how I was projecting that onto the world.
Now that I've found a better balance, I have made a few notes worth sharing:
Rather than being against, be with - Indeed, Buckminster Fuller said “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
In other words, I would never go to a protest to end violence in the world, I would rather always go to a gathering for world peace. That's were I want to put my energy and spread my vibrations. It's the same cause, but a very different way to go about it.
Rather than hating, care for - that's a perspective I've been thinking a lot about lately. If there's something you don't like about yourself or your environment, pour your thoughts into making more of what you do like and can care for; what you can cultivate and nurture, which in turn will reveal all the beautiful and natural aspects of you and the power of what you have to give, which will influence your life, those of the people around you and who knows how far that magic can reach.
If you constantly dwell on what you don't like or how you don't fit in or how this world is unfair, hard and void of sense, then that's just what you're going to get more of.
I now comprehend that freedom is the purity of the mind, a peace that comes from Self.
It is absolute authenticity.
The recognition, and in turn, the detachment from what does not serve you (excessive emotions, material things and external outcomes).
Only now do I appreciate the actual essence of what a Free Spirit is.
Rather than being this untameable person, not fitting in, and resisting the system, I now feel closer to an awakened and enlightened being, pouring more of what I want to see in this world, from an open & free heart. I am contributing to creation.
Rather than being against, I am fully immersed.
I am free because I understand that we are all one.
I am free because I see that nature is divine, and I sense how I am connected to it all.
I am free, because I am a creator, and have the power to be.
Don't fight for your freedom, be freedom.