The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines freedom as the quality or state of being free, such as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.
To me, freedom is a state of mind, a way of life. And it isn’t just what I would imagine flying feels like. Yes, it encompasses those feelings of exhilaration that accompany jumping out of a plane with a parachute strapped to your back... or that sense of peace that fills your soul when you’re driving down an open road with the top down and your hair blowing in the wind. But it also encompasses something much more.
Freedom is when we not only recognize how blessed we are, but when we also demonstrate gratitude for how blessed we are – to the best of our ability – every single day. Freedom is when we stop running from the truth and start embracing who we are. It’s when we find the courage to start living out each day with meaning and with purpose (which can be tricky as our purpose may be clear, but rarely singular).
I recognize that freedom is a beautiful, wondrous concept that I have the absolute pleasure of experiencing throughout my life. I realize that there are people in this world who will never have the privilege of feeling free due to the circumstances they were born into. I am grateful that I can create a life defined by my own truth, guided by my own faith, and framed by my purpose. In fact, it’s a little mind-blowing.
I’m starting this blog series not because I’m any sort of expert, but because I am able. I want to share how immensely impactful making small, yet fundamental, changes to your daily life can be.
For me, living a life of freedom begins with living through truth, faith, and purpose. Every day, my sense of freedom grows, forever leading me towards becoming a better me.
I can’t wait to hear what freedom means to you.