You are free when you believe you are. I know, this sounds too simplistic, yes? But think about it, you were born into this world as a free spirit soul. What changed? What convinced you that you are not free? Society? The rules? Your upbringing?
Freedom begins within ourselves. It is not something someone else gives to us. It is our inherent essence. It is a belief, a thought form, it resides in the deepest part of our souls. It is always there, but it can become very buried.
Ask yourself today, “Am I really free in my mind?” Be really honest with yourself. If freedom is important to you and your answer is no, perhaps it is time to ask yourself why. What are the thoughts that are holding you hostage?
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”
~ William Faulkner
“There is no force that can put an end to the quest for human freedom.”
~ Liu Xiaobo
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
~ Bob Marley
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
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