From early on in life my purpose has been to learn, share, empower and create a fertile ground to explore well-being and freedom.
In today's world where information is abundant, possibilities seem endless: flying into space, living alternative lifestyles and experiencing thrills are more accessible than ever before. Our collective prosperity has exponentially grown tremendously over the last few decades.
Yet, are we any happier, more free as a society, on the whole? Look around at the excessive use of drugs (legal and illegal), obesity and the divorce rate.
As children we are often taught that freedom means, having as much money as possible, having as much leisure time, as many partners as possible, success, power ...
Children are naturally less inhibited and more connected to themselves.They are excited about their experiences. As we grow we are bombarded and conditioned by parents, society, the media as to how we should be in order to fit in. We begin to build defenses, shut down, numb our nervous system, disconnect and distance ourselves from the pain, shame and judgment we experience. We use strategies and wear masks to cope with our daily lives.
How free are you really? And what does freedom mean to you?
External goals have value and setting intentions can help us achieve them. Freedom on the other hand, cannot be measured by how much money you have in the bank, how esteemed you are in your career, or any other external goals. Freedom is an internal state that can expand as we get to know ourselves better from the inside out.
It takes willingness, courage and openness to find our freedom and let go of the "conditioning" we believe freedom consists of.
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!"