free·dom | [free-duhm] | noun
- The condition of being without restraints
- Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression
- Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition
- The capacity to exercise choice: free will
- Ease of facility of movement
synonyms: autonomy, emancipation, flexibility, independence, latitude, liberty, release, willingness
“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.” -James Baldwin
There’s nothing more intense, more challenging, more empowering than taking your chance. You’ll be given plenty of opportunities, and each may be a critical crossroad in your path. Go after the life that you want. It is your birthright to live your dreams. Believe that there are no obstacles in freedom, just an abundance of opportunities to grow your soul. Fulfill your destiny with integrity. You are powerful beyond all measure.
“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” Madonna.
Be brave in speaking your truth. Exhale deep full breaths, for often times, freedom of speech may be overpowered by your freedom of thought. Listen to the opinions of others but do not pattern your life around them, or become a slave to mere words.
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” – Janis Joplin
Honor your body. Only then will it give you the strength that allows you courage, the speed to be adventurous, the focus to endure, the flexibility to be graceful, and the balance to find peace.
“You can”t separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom” – Malcolm X
THANK YOU TO THE THOUSANDS OF US TROOPS WHO’VE DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO PROVIDING OUR FREEDOM. WE SUPPORT YOU AND WE HONOR YOU.
Philosophy In Action
This week, in addition to honoring the freedom of country, honor your ability to move your body freely. This basic gratitude exercise can go a long way in making you a happier person.
Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra
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Color Your World
The color for July is coral blush. Coral blush can help you through changes and carry you peacefully through the cycles of life.
The chakra we will focus on this month is the root chakra. This foundational chakra links you to the Earth and keeps you grounded. Respect and maintain the Earth… because essentially you are maintaining your own energy as well.
You have 33 joints in each foot… an amazing amount of potential freedom and mobility. Wiggle all your toes for a full 3 minutes – an endurance exercise, that when practiced regularly, can lead to better posture and balance.