“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”

What is freedom?  Do you really know?

 Freedom is something you gave up in order to get something you thought you wanted.  Freedom is what you gave up in order to protect yourself from that which you felt threatened.

 Freedom is truth – the truth of who you are.  You were born free.  Freedom is your natural state. 

 So, why should you want freedom?  It’s not something you can attain; rather, it is something you must claim.  Freedom is not out there in the big, bad world.  You don’t need to travel around the globe in search of it.

 There is a place in every one of us that is free – free from the words we use to hurt others, the decisions we make that lead nowhere, or the actions we take that are futile and destructive.  Free from the insanity that leads us to repeat the same things over and over – expecting a different result!

 This place is hidden well beneath the noise and clamor of our everyday lives.  Beneath the mind chatter, the emotional drama, and the stressful demands of the day.

 Believe it or not, it lies below the curses we mutter as we’re trying to get to work on time.  And it’s buried under the surface of our painful reactions to the insensitive and insolent comments made by others with whom we rub shoulders.

 I’m talking about a quiet place where there is freedom from compulsion (acting compulsively); freedom from obsession (thinking obsessively); freedom to make wise decisions that move you forward, instead of holding you back.

 This freedom is the same freedom promised to those who “know the truth.” 

 And what is the truth? 

 The truth is simply ‘what is.’  The truth is who you truly are

 How do you claim your freedom?  By letting go of who you thought you were, and  accepting who you are… truthfully!