Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
We go through life striving to be free. Free to do what we want. Free to be who we want. We say it is our right, that it is our lives, it doesn’t affect others.
While freedom sounds great, how free are you?
I think of myself as having great freedom. But looking at the quote above and evaluating my life, I realize that I am not as free as I would like. I love my cigars. Right now, I don’t know if I just enjoy my cigars or if I NEED my cigars. If I need my cigars, then I am not as free as I thought. In fact, if I need my cigars then I am bound to them.
If you think about your life, is there something that you can’t walk away from, something that controls you? Maybe alcohol, tobacco (like me), drugs? Or is the need for attention, Facebook, the internet? Is it your need to be successful? Whatever it is that you can’t walk away from, controls you. And if something controls you, you aren’t free. You won’t be free until you break those chains.
Let me know what you think.