Traditionally, in America, we celebrate "The Fourth of July" as our Independence Day. The day we, as a young and rebellious country, were liberated from our oppressors.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
I confess, I have to look it up...I don't know it by heart. But I always remember this part:
"...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it..."
Yep. It says it right there in our Declaration of Independence. So what's up with that? And further (uh oh...here she goes...) if it's good for the many, why isn't it good for the one?
Do you do this?
Do you "alter or abolish" when the things that make up your life don't make YOU happy?
I think it's a pretty good credo to live by.
"If it doesn't make you happy, ditch it!"
Whaddya think? You could start with the little stuff first, you know...like getting rid of those pants you can't wear anymore and make you all cranky when you see them in your closet....and then you can kinda ease into the idea that you actually have this kind of power (you do!).
Then, after the little stuff, you could move on to the medium stuff...like the people in your world who just seem to suck the life out of you. You could finally just tell your truth and move on to living amidst people who do make you happy. Why waste all that energy elsewhere?
After you really get your groove on, you could move onto the bigger stuff. Like maybe actually facing and cuttin' loose all those limiting beliefs that hold you back. Those old tapes that run in your head, 24/7, telling you that you "can't". ICK!
Anyway, I'm kind of goin' on about this, huh? Well, guessing you get my drift. I say it's a good day to take a look at your own freedoms or lack there of.
What's keeping you from what you call freedom?
Better yet...what's it really mean to you?
Do you even know?
Just something to think about.