Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day!

Today is Independence Day in the US. Of course, it is a patriotic holiday, originated to celebrate the birth of our nation and declaration of independence from Great Britian.

I choose to celebrate this day in a slightly different fashion. I choose to focus on achieving independence from all types of tyranny, oppression and bondage. These can be imposed from the outside, or they can be imposed from within us.

The true answer to freedom lies inside us. To refuse to be in bondage to anyone or anything is a decision we must each make. Even when outside conditions are imposed upon us, we can choose our reponse to them.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Even when 'stuff' is flying at us we can choose to be free. No one can ever control our minds or our hearts. That is truly where authentic and genuine independence lives!

Happy Independence Day!!

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