As we walk along each day, with smiles on our faces, the usual greetings and handshakes; we say to the world I am fine, everything is OK. NO one sees what is truly taking place deep inside our innermost thoughts, the chains which bind us and prevents us from being the type of person we dream ourselves to be, I believe with the right strategy we can break free from every chain. Stay with me as I introduce you to my purpose ladder. Together you will break free. The first step is to realize that FREEDOM is a personal matter, only you can decide what freedom means to you as an individual.
We have all grown accustomed to the most frequently used form of the term Freedom, which is “the right to act speak or think as we want” The definition I hold dear to my heart says, freedom is; “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved” That tells me I am free to do what I want, when I want, how I want and where I want. Hold up a second, don’t be too quick to respond “I am free“, I please myself no one tells me what to do, I only follow what I believe. Congratulations. That may be true to a great extent, but the freedom I am referring to goes deeper than that. What I am speaking about is inner freedom. The ability to win the war within.
FREEDOM – A STATE OF MIND
Walter Mosley penned the lines ” freedom is a state of mind” What I have discovered is that true freedom resides in the mind. You carry within you the ability to exist in a state where your inner desires compliment your outer actions. It is the ability to harness the power that lies within each of us that gives us the capacity to accept the role we must play in the quality of life we live. To live in a state where we possess such control over our feelings, that our strength of mind can shield us from external environmental circumstances. That’s FREEDOM, I am certain you have heard the proverbial saying
Two men looking out a prison window,
one sees stars the other sees dirt.
FIND YOUR FREEDOM
The English definition of Freedom speaks of “personal liberty, as from slavery” I kept on digging, I saw it expressed as “being free from something unpleasant or bad” Surely personal liberty can mean different things to different people. This brings me to the focus of my writing at this moment. Freedom such a general term, everyone desires to be free that sentiment is a universal one. There are countries in the world that boast of liberty and justice for all. They are ruled by a democratic government and the citizens enjoy national freedom. I care to explore freedom on a personal level. Ask yourself in a moment of quiet meditation;
1* Who am I
2* Am I the person I desire to be?
3* What are the things, persons and situations preventing me from being the person I desire to be?
It is possible to live in a country which prides itself on being free and fair, be part of a family where everyone is free to express themselves; yet, you find yourself living in bondage; hindered from fulfilling your full potential, turn up by negativity and self-doubt. There, exist that silent cry, the tears which flow in the middle of the night. The streams of unfilled desire which resonate in your bosom; “I want to be free I want to be me”. Sorry to note, but that’s the silent cry of so many in today’s society. The road to freedom is indeed a personal one.
FREEDOM LIBERATES YOU
My husband Desmond grew up in the country, he loves to hear the sound of birds singing, that beautiful orchestra they create in the morning giving glory to God. Now that he is no longer in the country he has chosen to get himself a bird and house it in a cage. The first time he came home with his caged bird, wanting me to celebrate with him, I found it a bit difficult to do so. It brought him such joy, yet my heart was saying “poor birdie, his family must be crying for him”
This dear little bird had lost its freedom they went to the forest and snatched him away from his family. The question I ask myself since that day, is, what are the things which have been snatched from me, withholding me from leading a fulfilling life. I look at that bird from time to time two years later and still, my heart yearns for its freedom.
I believe God has given me a heart filled with the desire to help you, help everyone who comes within my space to find the freedom he desires that they experience. Freedom to fulfill your purpose and destiny in life. In order to be truly free, each aspect of our existence must be examined and included in our plan of living a life of wholeness and wellness.
Collins Dictionary defines Freedom ” as a state of being allowed to do what you want to do” rightly so, should we stop to consider, what happens when you receive that brainstorming idea, get all excited and ready to go. wait a minute, that’s only for a few hours even minutes until that inner voice begins that internal debate, “you can’t do that, it’s too difficult, it cost too much, you don’t have the money or the education, no one will like you or it. YOU WILL FAIL, Hmmm!. That’s the voice of the chain which binds so many of us. Then are we truly free?, I must contend NO!. Should this definition is correct as I believe it is? Why are not we allowed to be and to do what we want to do, we live in fear running from that dreadful word “FAILURE”
My desire, my hope, my wish is that as you spend time with me every week on a beautiful Wednesday, WE WILL BREAK THOSE CHAINS. It will be such a joy to read your comments, so share them with me.
Love & Blessings
Suzanna/ Founder Break Every Chain