Today I chose a lengthy post entitled ‘Freedom’ to update. The first thing I wanted to address was the reasoning behind the title. I have no idea! I was going through a difficult time in virtually every area of my life. I was exhausted. I honestly can not imagine what I was thinking. While ‘Freedom’ would make for a worthy subject for a blog, it makes little sense as a title for this blog which was totally about ‘Peace’.
Update on my journey to peace – I spent the first five decades of my life struggling with stress and anxiety. In my fifties, I started make some winning progress in my ongoing battle, but struggled on. Finally in 2020, I changed my focus from ‘fighting stress and anxiety’ to ’embracing peace’. This change has made all of the difference. 🕊️🕊️🕊️
Since my original plan was to focus on the subject of ‘Freedom‘ I thought I should at least touch on this topic in my update. In a few words from the masters that I think are worth consideration….
- “Responsibility is the price every man must pay for freedom.”. – Edith Hamilton
- “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If in out heart we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, possessions – we cannot be free. ” – Thich Nhat Hanh
- “May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. ” – Peter Marshall
- “For to be free is not to merely cast off ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandel
That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!