embrance_freedom-wallpaper-1366x768Freedom or independence means that our lives are shaped by personal priorities rather than external constraints or social pressures. It means we are able to follow our own deepest values and exercise our judgment even when others disagree or disapprove. To maintain independence, we must recognize our natural human tendency to assimilate–to gradually conform our ideas to those of groups or leaders that we like. – Wisdom Commons

How do you recognize a high-level guide? High guides encourage you to use your own wisdom and discernment rather than blindly follow anything you are told. They never tell you that you “have to” do something or attempt to determine a direct outcome in your personal life. They encourage you to develop and use your inner strengths and deeper wisdom. They encourage you not to give your power to them. High-level guides are often humble, and acknowledge that their truth is not the only truth. High-level guides may point out something that is not working in your life, but they will do so in such a way that will make you feel empowered and strong. – Opening to Channel / Sanaya Roman

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela

No man is free who is not a master of himself. – Epictetus

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. – Jim Morrison

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. – Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something. – Jarod Kintz

Laughter mends the heart and liberates the soul. – Wes Fessler

I am not an angel, I asserted, and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me – for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate. – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud

If we are free from attachment, we can easily recognize ourselves in other people, in different forms of manifestation, and then we don’t have to suffer. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. – Moshe Dayan


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