Freedom is a State of Mind

July 28, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.

Carol Moseley-Braun

Sometimes, it feels safe to let others make decisions for us. We are opted out of responsibility for ourselves, and we escape the lessons of courage which propel us forward in our lives. Yet, this state is for children only and, even then, we must teach our children and allow them to practice making decisions. For adults, this state of inaction and indecision breeds a false sense of safety. It is really self-sabotage. No one can grow for you. This, we must do ourselves. My favorite spiritual principle is Self-Determination. It is the only act which ensures freedom. When we realize that we are here for a purpose and decide to claim whatever that means for ourselves, then we are free. Remember the saying: “free your mind and your fanny will follow” (well, something like that—smile). Freedom is a state of mind.

Quinita Edmonia Good is a Detroit-based writer, writing coach, and editorial consultant. She writes about spirituality and the Christian religion, as well as topics pertaining to health and wellness.

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