The Art of Freedom

The Art of Freedom | Heavenletters

How can it be to you that you could choose the influences that so much of life has had on you? You may feel bombarded with life, overwrought with life, hit over the head with life, obliged to life, as if you have no leeway whatsoever.

Once upon a time, time lasted, and there were no closed gates in sight. There was not as much trouble for you to get into. Maybe you don’t really request that all doors be open to you. You may not desire all the freedom in the world that you have been offered.

You may have certain choices that do not work out as you hoped they would. Your choices may come back again and again as a question of how you see or accept what you see as blessing or what you see as denial.

Yes, of course, you may well have been taught angles from which to see. Alas, whether you regard or disregard your innocent vision, you may see what is foisted on you as what you may have inherited and not your choice at all. Your original perception may appear as if it had been stolen from you. You may not have been allowed to see except as you were convinced – contrary to your own eyes. Your life may have been misconstrued and seemingly appropriated to follow suit.

In truth, no one knows you as you and I do. Others’ opinions are only opinions, yet others’ views can be passed on to you as truth. Misconstrued life may have been beaten into you. Your heart may have been nipped in the bud. Your clear-seeing may have been scared out of you, as if the world at large must have been smarter than you, Beloved, the truth is that you are the one who knows yourself better than anyone else.

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