What is the freedom to be yourself
Is it not caring what over people think about you? Is it living your life sans shame? Does the freedom to be yourself entail quite simply embracing what makes you so unique and special in the first place? Well, while all these things are definitely true, they only account for the tip of iceberg. So, in regard to what is the freedom to be yourself, realizing the intrinsic significance is paramount. There is no universal definition of freedom, as with meditation, but it is universally a personal experience that can make the difference between living and merely existing.
I guess the more accurate question is whether you are willing to examine your life. Are you willing to let yourself free? Are you afraid of embracing the unknown? More often than not, we prefer to stick with the devil we know — it’s just human nature. But, however, this is oftentimes the antithesis to the epitome of real freedom. In other words we self-sabotage when don’t allow ourselves to be free because unbeknownst to us, freedom is a choice.
That’s right? Whether you experience pain, a natural part of life, or suffering depends on you. This, of course, encapsulates your thoughts, feelings, actions, behavior, habits, character, and ultimate destiny.
Luckily for you, though, even pain is significantly lessened with frequent meditation. You begin to bear the intolerable and smile at the face of challenge and adversity. Then, you feel free in the knowing that nothing within or around you can entrap you in a snare of existential slavery.
Thus, this article will examine what is freedom to be yourself whilst and post meditation in six beautiful, empowering steps:
- Enjoying the Experience
- Allowing Flow to Enter
- Feel Like a Prisoner
- Rekindle your Inner Child Flame
- Don’t Focus on Distractions
- Let Life Build the Real You
Enjoying the Experience
First and foremost, allow yourself to have a good time. In all honesty, you don’t need an excuse to feel good. Yet, with societal conditioning, we typically believe that we do. That’s why meditation is so important. It’s all about unpeeling the layers and pushing all the erroneous buttons on your soul
. Sure, it might sound hedonistic, but if for no reason at all, meditate for pleasure. Yes, pain and pleasure are like heads and tails on a coin — there is equal probability for both. Yet, if you set the intention for pleasure, eventually that’s what you are going to get. And, at first, you might have to be more mindful to ingrain this process. But, after a while, quite simply enjoying the process and being a passenger to the experience becomes easier than breathing.
Allow Flow to Enter
Speaking of which, allow your emotions to flow like a streaming art gallery, a lava lamp, or an aquarium to name a few. There is no reason to fight them. While you are more than them, they still cease to exist and thereby deserve the silent (or not!) reprieve. Plus, the more you fight flow, the more you fight your progress. Even if your body hurts like hell, just know that this is a sign that certain blockages in your body are being removed. It is such a blessing to realize that this is an opportunity to restore all energy centers in your being and accordingly be free. Moreover, if you didn’t have friction upfront, there wouldn’t be flow to look forward to. So, find a relaxing place
, sit down, take a few breaths, and allow yourself to be an avatar. You might feel like an alien inside but that’s okay. Just trust that wherever you are going is needed. So, don’t just go with the flow be that flow and get lost inside the magic. That said, you find the real you when immersed in sensational good vibrations.
Feel Like a Prisoner
That’s right I said it: feel like a prisoner. And, it’s not that I am telling you how to feel — not, quite the opposite! — it’s just that you must understand that okayness of feeling stuck. This, naturally, could apply to any or all attributes of your life. If you feel heavy, try to express gratitude for this negative vibration being addressed. Accordingly, you become free when you allow yourself to feel entrapped. Contrary to popular belief, most of us fight the feeling of being entrapped more than actually being entrapped. It is this reason alone that explains (mostly!) why we subconsciously snare ourselves
. Because of this, now is the time to be mindful of this counterproductive habit to restructure it as necessary. So, yes, feel constipated, feel stuck, feel like there is no tomorrow. Let all you’re raging, volatile, intolerable emotions explode. Then, note the freedom you emit when you allow these sensations to pass through you sans judgment, shame, or the like. Essentially, you are all but a prisoner.
Rekindle your Inner Child Flame
Who were you? Who were you not? Does the pure, unconditioned you even remotely resemble the person you are today? I am pretty sure the answer is a flat out, resounding NO! I mean, haven’t we all let life circumstances shape the psyche of who we are — good, bad, intermediate, or otherwise? Don’t we all miss the days in which we felt freer than a bird hawking over the ocean breeze? There is a reason why people typically say they miss the days they were youngest. Free of responsibility and pimp slapping realities. Yet, this mindset is that of lack and limitation
. The inner child is eternal. For reference, this was even referenced in Avengers: Infinity Wars when young Gamora met Thanos after ‘the snap.’ Anyways, the inner child is always with you. In many respects, it is you. However, this inner child can be abandoned and abused so much that it is all but dead. As a result, you leave your zest for life blowing in the wind, lost inside of a tapestry of what once was. To reiterate, this glimmer of hope is still an ocean. And with meditation, rekindling your inner child is your salvation, or Personal Jesus so to speak. Therefore, the freedom to be yourself lies within your inner child flame.
Don’t Focus on Distracrooms
Okay, Minxdiva is absolutely right on this one. I am so glad that I can across this message in my Email this morning. But, honestly, you cannot be free if you are distracted from your purpose. If you are like a cat chasing the light, you will never find the light burning inside. Moreover, the more you go out looking for this light, the further you are from the lighthouse called home. Instead, try to be mindful of what had been distracting you. Then, you can rectify this by training your focus on what is actually helping you grow. Thus, you will be able to eradicate the malignancies from your life, one by one. Of course, it is a matter of conserving your energy for something even better. Only invest your invaluable energy in what not only enhances your focus but also improves your ability to focus on what really matters most in all regards: meditation.
Let Life Build the Real You
More likely than not, we let life happenings discourage us. It can be so pervasive that we are left distraught. This magnitude of sorrow is like a rampant disease affecting us from the crown of our heads to the soles of our feet. That said, all seven chakras and then some become misaligned and plagued with malady. Just think about it. If you are sore, wounded, and vulnerable
, wouldn’t you be more susceptible to absorbing the worst bacteria and viruses? And, sometimes life is so hot, that our pores are wide-open — not to be cold! Existentially, we are a magnet for enslavement, undesired returns, and a lifetime of misfortune. As a result, we lose ourselves in the debris. Just as aimless as a feather drifting through the wind, yet just as heavy as a brick on ten! So, to what end do we come out of the other side in one piece?
Well, every setback, challenge, or failure is an opportunity to win and learn all the merrier. Meditation teaches that it is okay to fall apart with the promise that you will rise to even greater heights than ever before. Believe it or not, this is because you were never broken in the first place. Yet, you identified with this vibrational awareness
with your life. You believed that being free would take a death sentence to achieve. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, life is an opportunity for you to be the embodiment of freedom, to meditate on miracles and this make this an everyday occurrence. This, of course, is not because you are surrounded by miracles but rather because you are miracles emitting this vibration into the universe.
Accordingly, all it takes is being mindful of such great things!
In the end, meditation is freedom as freedom is real mindfulness. To reiterate, life doesn’t happen to you. Life happens for you to build your character, esteem, persona, stamina, drive, and capacity to be better. Thus, in the same vein, freedom is not only going back to the source of your willingness but also becoming something greater in the process.
Let me know if this article found you well. Feel free to leave a comment to share your thoughts and insights. Encourage your friends, family, and inner circle to join the email list. Also, any personal thoughts on what is the freedom to be yourself? I would love to step into your shoes and walk a mile in them. Maybe even a marathon!
Why wait for freedom at the finish line?
What are you when you become the embodiment of freedom? Who are you not?
Most importantly, what steps will you take to ensure you arrive ‘home‘ in a higher vibe state?