I live in a country where Freedom is hailed as one of the greatest goods.
The Land of the Free.
However, when you look around, not everything or everyone appears to be "Free".
Why is this?
Why are there so many people in bondage?
By the history of their family.
By their debts.
By their pains and struggles.
They do not have Freedom in their life.
They do not have Freedom in their mind.
They do not have Freedom in their heart.
They do not have Freedom in their soul.
How do we live in the "Land of the Free", yet we see so little "Freedom"?
I think there is something that we often forget when it comes to Freedom.
This is the Truth.
Freedom is something obtained through action.
If you do not act, you will not have Freedom.
Even if all the conditions for Freedom are present!
Failure to act toward your own Freedom will lead to Bondage.
Allowing yourself to go further into debts, and not choosing wisely how to spend your earnings, will put you further away from Freedom.
Your pains will continue to pull you down, until you act and work to overcome your struggles, seeking help if you need it.
You will not have Freedom of mind unless you actually think for yourself, research, and develop your mind.
You will not have Freedom of body unless you act and take care of it through diet, nutrition, and fitness.
You will not have Freedom from the Past unless you choose to create a new Future.
You will not have Freedom of your Soul unless you act toward improving yourself and the world.
This is why I am such a huge proponent of being an Exemplar!
As any Exemplar can tell you, by living out their beliefs, every single day, they can feel the Freedom in their lives.
It may not be perfect every single day of course, there will be days and circumstances that make it difficult, some completely outside our control.
This can especially be true if past actions have put us in a hole today (either the actions of ourselves, or the actions of others).
However, we still have the power to dig ourselves out of those holes and into Freedom.
Here's another aspect to this.
All of the conditions for Freedom can be given to you, and you can still lack Freedom.
In the same stroke, none of the conditions for Freedom can be given to you, and you can create Freedom.
Even in the darkest places, in the darkest times, in the lives of the least liked people, those who were persecuted and hated, Freedom has been created.
Even in the brightest of places, in the most enlightened of times, in the lives of the highest brackets of society, those who are loved and respected, Freedom can be nonexistent.
Freedom is not something that can ever be given to you.
Even if aspects "were" given, such as your debts erased, if you did not "act" toward Freedom in the future, you would again find yourself in debts.
Freedom is not something that happens and remains forever.
Quite the opposite, Freedom is something you obtain by working toward it every single day.
Even if you feel Freedom today, tomorrow it could disappear if you do not care for it.
New pains will occur.
New struggles will show up.
Other individuals will strive to take away your Freedoms.
If we believed ourselves to have Freedom, but struggle to see it now, it is because we stopped working toward it.
Freedom is not something that is easy, but it is easier than bondage.
The greatest people in the world create Freedom for themselves, then those they call Family, and then strive to help others toward Freedom in their lives.
Where are you in bondage in your life?
What do you need to do to break Free of it?
Where do you see bondage in the lives you call Family?
Where do you see bondage in the world?
What can you do, how can you act, to create more Freedom?
About the Creator
Creator of the 4X Award-Winning Category "Legendary Leadership" | Faith, Family, Freedom, Future | The Legendary Leadership Coach, Speaker, Writer & Podcast Host | For More of Cody Dakota's Work Go To: https://www.TheLeadership.Guide