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October 16, 2012

Free To Be

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:21 am

C276107 mThe Grasshopper was out walking with me yesterday and offered this observation: “Freedom is giving up control.”

It was eye-opening for me. We often look at freedom exclusively as escaping the control of others, but we rarely look at it from the perspective of giving up control ourselves.

When we let go of the illusion of control, we are free – free to be who we can be, rather than relegated to the narrow options that control offers.

What are we attempting to control? The answer will show you the folly of control. We are attempting to control reality. If you didn’t just laugh at that idea, control has a strangle hold on you, and freedom isn’t even on your radar.

Freedom makes an appearance when we start laughing at the notion of control. Life starts to show up when we loosen our grip on control. Real life doesn’t come to us through a prism of control; we add that prism.

A real life event is something you have the freedom to respond to rather than giving control to an automated reaction.

Attempting to control life is a conditioned, automated reaction that holds freedom hostage.

Real freedom is allowing reality to happen without adding the illusion of control.

If you really want freedom – free to be who you are – gather up your illusion of control and store it away in an imaginary jar.

Real freedom is the ability to respond to reality, not escape it.

Final thought: You can’t control freedom.

All the best,

John

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