I was talking to my mom about freedom last night. We can afford to have these talks lately, because everyone is doing good. It wasn’t always like this, alas, this is how we know how freakin’ blessed we are, lately.
So, what does this freedom mean and how does it look like? To me, freedom consist of a given set of independencies. Emotional, financial, professional and perhaps even spiritual. This means that instead of being afraid of Gods and big shots, you will simply be scared of your own lack of capacities and actions.
So, do you think a life worth living would be one where you are the master of your own time, space and desires? What about all the other lives? The 9 to 5s, the 1-month holiday per year, the non-stop maternal care, the territorial boundaries, the lives compromised by toxic relationships and unfair set of responsibilities towards thirds?
Are we really happy with being that altruistic and self-disciplined? With dedicating our whole lives to making things happen for someone else, whether it is your child, spouse, relative, friend, boss or the person that we think we are supposed to be? Are we really selfish if we don’t do all this? If we break free from the pattern and give our real selves some credit?
Is it even about being this or that? We all have such a different concept of freedom and what really makes us content…but one thing we do have in common: time is running out and the best way to eliminate 99% of our problems is to live in the present. Right?
So, how does your present look like? If you were able to choose, would you still opt for the same? No matter how complicated or hard or meaningful? Ah… maybe that is it – meaningful. It is not about being happy, posting cute little photos or smart stuff on 4 different social media platforms and then sit and wait for likes and approval like there’s no tomorrow.
*Nothing wrong with that by the way. I invite you all to like everything I post because it is super cool! Really, now. You don’t even have to read the text. Go see if you missed something and heart it, asap!
I think it’s really about whether your life has a real purpose or not. When you feel that you are not wasting your time, but you’re very busy living it, fully. Take your eyes off this text and look around you, right now. Is this where you want to be? I am not asking if it’s perfect because nothing is. What I am referring to, is do you feel any peace of mind or soul? If I were to ask you this, would you be able to reply with a simple, humble and least spectacular “Yeah..!”?
If so, add a cheeky smile and whatever it is that you’re doing, keep it up! Stay off the wheel and fight your little free, fluffy and selfish mouse race. Remember, it’s sooooo worth it!