How do you feel freedom?

Mama & DucklingsWhen I was younger, I naturally carried a sense of freedom with me.  I was relatively carefree, allowing the beauty of the moment to infuse my being.

Like Mama Duck’s offspring, I felt taken care of, protected and almost invincible.  But as the years of recommendations and beliefs of mostly well-meaning people, religious organizations and society, I replaced that feeling of freedom with caution, doubt and desire to ‘fit in’ to those norms.  I squelched my own feelings.  I buried them so I would not upset others.

Today I recognize how important that feeling of freedom is…the freedom of thought, of creativity, of enjoyment.  Today I am beginning to feel enjoyment.  I’ve let go of the fears of being misunderstood and accepted by everyone and everything.  I’m allowing myself to be who I am instead of who others think I am or expect me to be.  To me, that’s the best way to feel freedom.

How do you feel freedom?

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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