F R E E D O M

 

F R E E D O M  by Calvin Harris, H.W.,M.

 

It is summer, and for many adults that is the season that recalls memories, the freedom of childhood, such as being outside in the woods, or on the river or seashore, free to feel the warmth of the sun on their naked body parts as they laugh and play. Summer is a symbol for many adults, who, let’s face it are really closet kids at heart, yearning even today for that sense of freedom to course through their lives in their efforts to live fully.

 

I have selected some definitions of the word freedom from the Merriam-Webster dictionary to share with you

1:  the quality or state of being free: as

a :  the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action

b :  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another :  independence

c :  the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous<freedom from care>

d :  easefacility <spoke the language with freedom>

e :  the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <answered with freedom>

f :  improper familiarity

g :  boldness of conception or execution

h :  unrestricted use <gave him the freedom of their home>

 2 :      a political right

b:  franchiseprivilege.

 

 

We all have ideas about “FREEDOM”, and how it should play out. For right now I would like for you to consider “Freedom” as something personal to you. Something in your control as far as it plays out in your life.  I have selected some of my favorite quotes for your deliberation and consideration for your summer of Living FREEDOM.

 

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison

 

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Gloria Steinem

 

 "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream…"

Ronald Reagan

 

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
Nelson Mandela

 

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Samuel Adams

 

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

 

"Freedom lies in being bold." Robert Frost

 

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”            Coco Chanel.

 

It is considered that one of the tenets of Freedom is Happiness occurs.  So I leave you with this thought from Mahatma Gandhi: Happiness is when you think, and what you do are in harmony.”

 

Aloha

Calvin