What does freedom mean to you?
We’re coming up to July 4th, the date that marks the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. July 4, 1776, 241 years ago, 13 colonies claimed their independence, their freedom from England. They then adopted the Declaration of Independence.
We celebrate now with fireworks, cookouts, parties and red, white and blue is everywhere.
I thank our military and our Veterans for protecting us so we can live within freedom on American soil.
Hopefully you will spend time thinking about what freedom means to you during this holiday.
What Freedom means to me is being free to be who I am. It starts inside of me. Choosing to be in relationships with people who accept you for who you are, is an important part of freedom.
First it begins with me knowing who I am, what matters to me, what I value, what and who I love. The freedom to be who you are, is so very vital to living a life you love.
Next it’s about you being able to look in the mirror and say, “I love you”.
It took me awhile back in the 1970’s, during a personal growth class, to consciously do this exact exercise every day. At first, when I looked in the mirror, it was difficult to do.
As time went on and I became aware of who I was and what mattered to me, I began to slowly learn to love myself. I do think it’s a process to come to this feeling inside of yourself.
Freedom is also, expressing and saying what you think and believe. Becoming vulnerable to share with others, who you are. I teach about people living on “auto pilot” and not slowing down long enough to pay attention to their surroundings, others, and themselves.
When you take the time to not hurry through everything you do and instead look around and cherish people and your surroundings, I guarantee freedom will take on a new meaning to you.
In the United States of America, we’re able to freely speak our thoughts without persecution.
Two definitions in the dictionary for freedom are: “The power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
The absence of subjection to foreign domination or depostic (tyrannical rule) government.”
I do also know that being an adult who lives within freedom, cares about others, and chooses to not lash out against others, is the best choice if you want to give instead of take, from another.
I’m reminded once again of the Golden Rule. Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.
Being personally responsible for who you are and what you’re doing each and every second of every day, will attract to you more of the people and situations, that will advance your life in ways you dream of!
What other freedom’s are important to you? Will you share with me below, your thoughts on freedom?
I’d love to hear them!
I hope you will slow down enough to appreciate the freedoms we have here in the United States of America. Stop and think about what freedom means to you.
Do you feel free in your life?
Here’s to each of you living within your own personal freedom!
Join me and a small group of like-minded people on the gorgeous island of Kauai, October 27-November 3, 2017 for a Spiritual Vacation Retreat. You will experience perhaps more freedom than you ever have during this 7 day/7 night, all-inclusive retreat!
You will be pampered with massage, our own chef and guides as we explore this magical island. I will teach you 10 of my favorite Universal Laws, outside under a tree near the ocean. Each morning yoga and meditation are available outside to begin your day.
View all details and videos from 2015 & 2016: https://conniehertz.com/retreat
Contact me soon since there are limited spots available!~