What Is freedom to you?

Freedom looks different for everybody and finding what makes you happy is important not what social media says and not what the people on your street say. Unfortunately, we are plagued with a society that has set a certain type of standard of what beauty, popularity, and wealth look like. Yet, can can look different for everyone. It also gives you a peace of mind and able for you to set your own standards and boundaries.

Not trying to conform to the norm and understanding what I like is freedom. If I am happy with my looks, my bank account, and the genuinely caring people around then that can mean success for me. That can definitely be my freedom. We put so much emphasis on the outer that we forget inner. Which subconsciously can be steering us in the wrong direction if its not addressed. Like those self-sabotaging behaviors we do not want to address.

Self awareness is freedom. Therapy is freedom. Healing is freedom. Forgiveness is freedom. We put a emphasis on the surface without addressing the foundation. It’s not our fault though so don’t beat yourself up. Forgive yourself for not knowing what you know now. That my friend, is another form of freedom. By right, cleaning the inside will manifest a better outward image. What’s more freeing then being your true authentic self.

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

Wayne Dyer

How To Gain Internal Freedom?

Internal freedom is limited and confined to an individual, and results in the ability to act as what one would like to act inside the effects of outside influences. Now that we understand what we are aiming for here is something to help get there.

Journaling is really a game changer. Freedom is seeing all your thoughts on paper and getting them out of your head. So here are some questions to think about and then answer.

1. What things do you do on a daily basis that bring you joy?
2. Has anything occurred in your life that made you feel like you had to hide that part of yourself?
3. If you were asked how do you like to spend your free time, what would be your response?
4. Do you live out your day authentic and genuine to yourself? Do you make choices based off of what people say or off of what best suits you?

Start by answering these questions to find the freedom that you are longing for.