Freedom

 

Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey

Freedom means having the power, inherent right, capacity and ability to make choices that honour who I am.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus

When stress shows up because you’re ignoring the callings of your higher self, and you insist on controlling your mind and emotions despite this, anxiety drops down into your body causing physical symptoms. It’s like taming and caging a wild animal. It has no where to go but crazy. The results are destructive. Nothing is worth that loss of freedom. Make another choice. Free yourself. NOW.

Annie Zalezsak, September 27, 2013

Life on the open road is liberty… to be alone, to have few needs, to be unknown, everywhere a foreigner and at home, and to walk grandly and solitarily in conquest of the world.

Isabelle Eberhardt

To me, freedom means having the power, the inherent right, the capacity and the ability to make choices that honour who I am.

Iyanla Vanzant, Peace from Broken Pieces on HayHouseRadio.com, November 29, 2011

Not all who wander are lost.

JRR Tolkien

If you live without goals, you’ll explore new territory. You’ll learn some unexpected things. You’ll end up in surprising places

Leo Babauta

When the “ah ha” moment becomes the “ha ha” moment, we are free.

Harold W Becker

… the greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.

Saul Alinsky said that, and he was right. In almost every case, nothing is stopping you, nothing is holding you back but your own thoughts about yourself and about “how life is.”

Your personal freedom to experience yourself and life as you wish is not being limited. Step into your choices and stop telling yourself that you can’t, when what you really mean is that you don’t want other people to feel the way you think that are going to feel when they see you making the choices you really want to make.

Neale Donald Walsh

Freedom is the total absence of concern about yourself.

from Being-In-Dreaming, by Florinda Donner

It is up to you to decide whether or not you’re ready to be free, really free. This pertains to your relationship as well as your activities in the world. You are limitless, if you choose that! Your freedom comes from letting go. Freedom means empowerment to be, do, go, feel, whatever your heart tells you. Only you have kept yourself from having this freedom out of some misunderstanding of what your responsibilities really are. Your responsibilities are to your Self. Serve that truly, fully, and you serve All.

from Ask your Angels, by Alma Daniel

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. We cannot walk away from anything we falsely value, including exciting but pointless involvements. Non-attachment is the secret, and non-attachment is a product of valuing true life above all else. What a difference it would make if human beings loved their own lives, but instead they love their unconscious illusions, like children who hide forbidden and dangerous toys in the cellar. The spiritual adult knows how to walk casually away from all that is not worth his attention.

The Daily Guru

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for
every thing I do.

Robert A Heinlein

I frequently hear my clients say, 'I have to…' or 'I gotta…’ or 'I should…' And when I hear those phrases I often ask, 'Do you have to or do you choose to?' … We forfeit our freedom of choice through our own thought processes.

Kathy Paauw, organizing and productivity consultant

When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition.

Brian S Wesbury, American economist and author

Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.

Harriet Rubin

There are five freedoms:
The freedom to see and hear what is;
The freedom to say what you feel and think;
The freedom to feel what you actually feel;
The freedom to ask for what you want;
The freedom to take risks on your own behalf.

Virginia Satir, family therapist

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