Thursday, July 8, 2021 / by Marbie Gail
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally?
Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light.
Our personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent ourselves as we see ourself to be, not having to hide or disguise who we are in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of our top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. Our actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will what we want conflict with what ot ...