Now freedom is a very broad and crucial subject, but before we can further our knowledge about it let us first understand what it is.
“Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.”- Encyclopedia. Now having the “right” to do something means doing it to the fullest or most complete extent or degree, it means having full authority to practice it. Having the ability to act, speak or think as you wish is being free, but what are the odds and conditions of being free while life is divided with different fields that can temper with our individual freedom at any point in time?
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”-John. F Kennedy. Once you can petrify being like someone else then you will have to start thinking like them therefore acting like them, now that kills the freedom of you doing authentically as you would wish without having a certain influence elsewhere. We all have our own perspectives about life but your first hand thought is what roots up to how you preferably want to do things and that is a freedom of thought. “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”- Volatare. Freedom is not a bio-chemical mechanism an individual uses because of a certain force driving them from behind, it is a choice in its nature and therefore you can be free in all spheres of life provided you first DECIDE to be. It all starts in the mind, you cannot do beyond your thoughts.
Now how can one be free?
“I don’t know about anyone else, but sometimes I can be a prisoner to my own thoughts and forget that I have the freedom to choose. Choose a different thought. Choose a different experience. Choose a different interpretation.”-Sonya Derian.
For one to be free they first have to be unchained from their thoughts, for “the greatest battle ever fought was in a mind”- Refentse Mabaso. A mind is like an engine and your body is a vehicle, without it there wouldn’t be any movement.
In conclusion, your mind is your own key to your own freedom, you cannot be free from circumstances if you first don’t think of yourself being free. As it is in your mind, so shall it materialize!
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By: REFENTSE MABASO
Edited By: @DAVE_BALO