What FREEDOM Really Means.. And why it’s IMPOSSIBLE to lose it..
It’s a bit of a buzzword at the mo.. Well, here in my corner of the world at any rate.
I live in a gated community. And last week, within minutes of publishing my last blog, I received notification that not only were we facing continuing lockdown restrictions, but due to a resident in our community testing positive for Covid-19, we were being quarantined for at least 2 weeks.
WTF..! (yup, that was my go-to thought..)
Why my reference to my last blog? Well, if you read it you’ll recall that it was about “riding the wave”.. Surrendering to the flow.. Letting go of resistance..
Yup, I know..
And there I was – FUMING..!
I can do social distancing (been living it for years by choice).
I can forgo buying alcohol (yup, our leaders are pretty serious about their lockdown).
But not being able to leave my house? At all..? For TWO WEEKS (at least)..?
That was a BIG ask..!
And as I sat letting this news sink in, that knowing voice in my head (aka my intuition) was whispering in my ear:
On with your big-girl panties and practice what you preach young lady..!
I’ll admit, dear readers, that it took a bit of time before I could see this from a higher perspective. But I got there. And wow, it was insightful..!
Because as I found my centre, breathed deeply and let the resistance go, so the enormity of this opportunity presented itself.
Here’s what I mean:
My initial reaction was born of the idea that I was losing my freedom. That I was being controlled.
But here’s the thing;
do my PHYSICAL MOVEMENTS and LOCALITY dictate the state of my freedom?
Well, I don’t think so.
My freedom, from MY perspective is my ability to THINK.
And NOBODY can ever control where I choose to focus those thoughts. Ever.
Which means that I can ALWAYS choose how I feel – because we KNOW that our thoughts determine how we feel, right?
And if my perspective is a result of how I choose to focus my thoughts,
then, in fact,
it’s ALWAYS up to ME to decide whether I’m having a good time or not.
So, in a nutshell, OUT with victimhood, in with CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSING MY REALITY.
And I decided then and there that these two weeks were going to be AWESOME!
Different, but AWESOME!
Yup, I’m now well into my quarantine, I do my best to stay focused in the moment and I feel pretty damn good!
It really was that simple..!