Today is a day of celebration for independence! I love this holiday because it helps me meditate on the idea of freedom, not just in a cultural sense, but in a personal sense too. This idea of freedom has become one of the most important forces in my life because I believe freedom is the conduit to authenticity. The more you allow yourself to break free from what other people think, or what other people want from you, or what you think you SHOULD be or do, the more authentically you’re able to live your life.
The truth is, we’re all trying to break free of something. Whether it’s perceptions people have about us, or stories we’re telling ourselves, or challenges we’ve had to face — all of these things can become heavy veils hiding our true selves from the world. But today I’m reminded to continue lifting those veils and challenges those self-imposed restraints in order to more FREELY be myself.
Happy Fourth of July!