Thursday, July 3, 2008

Reflections on Freedom

Break free!
Free Bondage July 4th
Bondage is a suffocating experience. When you look around the world and see limited personal freedom - it makes you appreciate your personal freedom even more. We may take our freedom for granted but every once in a while one needs to pause and reflect on what a blessing we have.

This weekend as you enjoy your personal freedom, take a few moments to reflect on these freedoms also

  • Financial freedom: Understanding and appreciating what you have, what you want, why you crave and what financial freedom means to you.

  • Material freedom: At the end of the day - it is only stuff. Your attachment to stuff can become limiting and suffocating. Do you own stuff or does stuff own you?

  • Free to think: What limits you is your inclination or habits - not your ability. Why not think big, think broad, think inclusive and keep an open mind?

  • Freedom to act: You live in a free society, with a free market and ample resources. What limits your ability to live your dream?

  • Freedom from fear: Fear of losing your job, fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of losing money ... we live a life driven by fear. Some valid and some imposed. Prepare, act and think positive - what is the worst that can happen?

Some freedom is external, some is internal. Sometimes we create the limitations and constraints that hinder our growth. This weekend reflect on what freedom is within your control and what is stopping you from breaking free!

(Photo courtesy Flick/Kazze)

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