Thursday, June 29, 2006

Are You Free?

Our Preamble to the our Constitution declares:
"We are all endowed with certain inalienable rights-the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
That is so and so it Is and We Are.
We are all endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

So are you free? Are you living? Are you pursuing happiness?
Do you support, encourage and facilitate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for your loved ones?
Are you a believer in the rights of others?
More importantly, do you give yourself permission to be free in your thoughts, your behavior, your life?

What keeps us from freedom and discovering our happiness seems to be the jailer in our minds.
What limits our freedoms appears to be loyalty to others fear and judgments.
What hinders our pursuing a path of perfect happiness may be economics, need to fit or belong and fear.
Whatever binds, limits and restricts you belongs to your learned limiting mind.

Duty and obligation limits us.
Threats and demands limit us.
Trust sets us free.
We are free to choose which voice we listen to.

Do you follow the external voices of others?
Do you listen to the inner voice of forgiveness and gratitude?
Do you find comfort in the safety of conforming?
Do you find true joy in the freedom of individuality?

Exercise: (For your consideration)
If you gave yourself total freedom to be, do and have what your heart desires, what would you be, do and have with your life?
If you gave yourself total permission to pursue happiness, where would you go, what would you do and with whom?
If you allowed yourself your ideal life with no fear or worry, how would you live?
If you imagine living this life, what changes would occur in how you relate to others?

Loving you and celebrating our freedom to be,
Betty Lue