Without freedom, it’s only a matter of time before you feel confined and that your life is not your own. It’s a dead-end path.
So how can you go about bringing freedom into your life?
You start with yourself. You take the time to understand what makes you feel claustrophobic.
What’s closing in on you? What’s making you feel like you just need to get out? Take five minutes to understand the places and situations in your life that lead to the breathing in of stale air.
Next, analyze those places and situations. It doesn’t need to take long. It just needs to take place in an intentional way. See if there are patterns that exist. Maybe you’ll notice that some of your most common experiences are bringing you down. Maybe you’ll realize that there are more of those experiences than you realized. The lack of freedom can be a slow creep. It can sneak into your life like a prowling cat, slowly stalking an imagined predator.
Make a conscious effort to think about freedom. What does it mean to you? It could be that you find that the concept is not very important to you at all. Even if that’s the case, learning that simple fact would put you in a better position than you were five minutes prior.
Abstract concepts don’t need to stay abstract. They can be brought alive by the meaning you give to them. It’s up to you to pull them out of the ether and bring them down to the ground.
And it’s up to you to consider the role that freedom plays in your life.
Maybe it’s not worth your consideration.
But maybe, just maybe, its role is large, perhaps much larger than you ever thought.
I apologize for the late issue today. I had an Internet issue that just got resolved. Thanks for reading and considering my thoughts. I hope this finds you staying safe during this uncertain time.