Embrace the Freedom, Escape your Cell

Jul 23, 2011 by

Embrace the Freedom, Escape your Cell

Recently I’ve experienced the following from my tribe:

  • I don’t know what to do
  • Please show me the way
  • I need specific instructions
  • Where am I going?

These all seem to be Spirits in transition; Spirits that are used to following someone else’s agenda; Spirits that have been given the freedom they thirst for; and then Spirits that pull back from the Freedom they so desperately crave.

We’re all Used To following old patterns: Used To having life served up on a platter while we sit in our own self-created cell; Used To living life the way we always have and can finally see a different way of living but are scared to embrace it.

Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money

We want the comfort of our old ways, the familiarity of our old addictions, the ease of our old patterns. In Geneen Roth’s new book “Lost And Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money” Geneen ponders “Why can’t people have control over their addictions” while she is on her own compulsive frenzy.

It’s hard to see that we’re falling back into our self-created cells of past behaviors and addictions. Not just physical addictions but emotional ones as well.

I know for me I am much more comfortable living out my old patterns than pushing through to new ways of living. Embracing freedom means embracing the unknown, embracing the chance to do something on your own terms without the structure of personal or societal walls. OMG just those sentences alone are difficult to really swallow.

A Stolen Life

But a new life; a new way of thinking; a new freedom; is waiting for you just around the corner; if you can let go. Letting go means letting go of outcome; letting go of how things are “supposed to be”; letting go of preconceived notions.  What if you could? What if you could force yourself to? What would you do if you couldn’t fall back into the safety of your old patterns, into the comfort of your old cell?  What if your old life was stolen from you and you were forced to create a new life?

So here’s the question:

“What do you do every day that keeps you locked in your own self-described box?”
“What would it take for you to recognize the boundaries of your own box?”
“What one thing could you do to bring your personal cell walls into focus?”

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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