Marsha is the host of WQWWC
Topic for this week is : Freedom
We celebrate freedom in many ways.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Freedom of thought and imagination is one gift that no one can take from us. The body is a prisoner of the humdrum daily grind but the flight of imagination can soar high any time and anywhere.
When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.
The freedom to be oneself! Something that is hard-won oftentimes. Not to conform to the expectations of of what others think about you, or expect of you!
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.
Freedom, or liberation from the opinion of the society. From my personal experience, this is a freedom that requires a lot of willpower and sustained effort. But once you’ve achieved this freedom, you are really and totally free. Then it won’t matter to you that so and so thinks that you dress oddly or a certain friend or family member is disappointed by your refusal to do something for them.
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Oh to be truly free, let go of useless emotions like anger and anxiety. Shed your burdens and feel the weight lift off your shoulders.
Savor being free, because not everyone is!