Are You Free?

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” ~ Buddha

We will never be free as long as we let society define us. We enter this world full of promise and then, it begins. Rules of how we must feel and believe start to mold us in whatever system we landed in. Being molded is never a pleasant experience, but living day to day with constraints is not living free, and not allowing us to be our genuine selves.

“The other side of every fear is a freedom.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson

What keeps us from living our life free is fear. We want to be accepted and loved. We don’t want to appear weird or be bullied by society, or even our family. We sometimes put up a façade to hide who we really are. But are we happy? Impossible to be. Isn’t being happy and achieving the peace of mind that comes with happiness what makes life worth living?

“By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference.” ~ Lindsey Stirling

That’s it. Finding the courage to face our fears will give us the gift of living our lives free. And in doing this, think about what a difference we could make in someone’s life or even in the world. Such a beautiful gift to give ourselves. To breathe without restriction. To be free like wildflowers spreading out in a garden.

Isn’t now the time to be free?

28 thoughts on “Are You Free?

  1. Karen Lang says:

    Beautiful wisdom and truth! Love this. 🌿🧡

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  2. Thank you so much Karen.


  3. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Thank you for this message. It was perfect for me today.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Priti says:

    Yes, you are right we need to fight against all with courage and have to face our fears to enjoy life. Well shared thank you 🙂💓

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  5. Yes dear lady, a step, no matter how small it may feel, is one less in front of us to feel that freedom. Great post Michele 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  6. incarceratedshadows says:

    A wonderful message, Michele.💛

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  7. Val Boyko says:

    Beautifully said Michele 💖

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  8. Words of Wisdom and Truth, Michele. The quotes are so very profound and inspiring. Great post.

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  9. The quotes are sure words to live by. Thank you so much Kamal.


  10. Well said, Michele! 🙂

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  11. Michelle says:

    Lovely post – very thought provoking. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Constraints provide focus by limiting options!

    Constraints lead to creativity! Every artist knows it!


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