What does “free” even mean? Apparently that’s a great question since Merriam-Webster has 15 definitions, many with their own sub-definitions… Take a look and see which ones you are curious about.
The one thing that helps me to feel free is to remember that I am always at choice -- as long as I am willing to accept the consequences of my choice. I don’t get to choose how other people behave, but I am not powerless about how I respond. I get to decide what my role will be, what words I will say and what actions I will take.
I don’t get to choose my feelings – they come in without warning quite naturally. But I do get to choose what I do with those emotions. How I respond, how much weight I give them, how long I stay with them.
I do have choice, even though I may not realize it in the moment.
Freedom to choose is paramount.
I think I’ll spare you further musings while I continue to ponder this question that is landing deep in my being and invite you to join me.
Do you feel free? What does “free” mean to you and how do you know if you are or aren’t? Where do you feel free? Where do you feel trapped or powerless? How might you bring in some more freedom to your days? Why is free important? What would life be like if you were free?
Here’s one of my favorite songs to accompany you as you explore.
Please, please share in the comments below. This feels like a rich conversation! I look forward to hearing your insights and thoughts.
Thanks for playing!