Freedom is an important concept in life. You’ve likely heard it referenced in songs, movies and literature. We all want freedom in some way or another and the pursuit of that freedom can be very enriching to your life. The only problem is, what does freedom mean? What do you have to do to achieve it? Well, today I’m going to tell you exactly how to reach that point where you feel free from all the things that hold you back from being who you truly want to be!
Be free from the past.
“Be free from the past.” You may have heard this before, but have you ever stopped to think about what it means for your life? Many of us suffer from a tendency to hold onto things from our past. First, let’s look at how we get stuck in this mindset and how we can let go of the past so that we can move forward more freely.
First, we need to realize that our memories are not exact replicas of what happened—they’ve been altered by our brain to make them easier for us to remember. Second, it’s important to understand that whatever happened in your past has no bearing on who you are today. In fact, if anyone tells you otherwise (that is: “you’re not good enough” or “you’re not smart enough”), they’re just telling lies! The truth is that no one else has any say over whether or not you succeed in life; success is up entirely up to YOU! Without further ado: here are some steps on how YOU can let go of all those bad memories so YOU can be who YOU want TO BE instead 🙂
Be free from guilt.
Guilt is a destructive emotion. It’s the feeling of responsibility for something that has happened, whether it was your fault or not.
Guilt can be a good thing if it makes you feel remorseful and inspires you to change your behavior in the future, but too much guilt can overwhelm you and make it hard to function normally. When this happens, shame can set in as well—a feeling of disgust with oneself or one’s actions that leads to loss of self-esteem. Shame causes us to hide ourselves from others and withdraw into ourselves because we’re afraid that other people will reject us if they find out about our mistakes.
Be free from fear/anxiety.
Fear is a choice. Fear is a feeling. Fear is a reaction. Fear is a state of mind. It’s really just an illusion—one that you can choose to ignore completely, if you so desire.
To be free from fear and anxiety, I recommend meditation (if you’re not doing it already) and regular exercise (which releases endorphins). I also recommend asking yourself what you’re afraid of and then realizing that the answer probably isn’t very scary at all!
Be free from doubt.
Let’s start with a simple question: Are you free from doubt?
If you’re like most people, the answer is no. Most of us spend our lives feeling unsure about what we’re doing, whether we’re making good decisions and if we’ll succeed in whatever it is we’ve decided to do. We ask ourselves questions like “Should I do this?” or “Is this really who I want to be?” or “What if someone finds out what I’m really thinking?” You probably haven’t spent much time considering this aspect of your life, but now that you have read this article and learned what freedom is all about, maybe it would be a good idea to take some time to reflect on where these self-doubts originate from.
Be free from anger.
Anger, like all emotions, is natural. It can be a great motivator and if you’re angry enough to endure the pain of holding it in, it can lead to some pretty spectacular change. But anger also has a dark side—and while that side may be less attractive, it is much more tempting when you feel alone or helpless.
Be free from other people’s judgments.
Your life is your responsibility, and no one else’s. Even if you feel like you’re being judged by someone else, remember that it’s not your problem. You can’t control other people’s judgments of your actions, but you can choose to take charge of the life that you lead—and that’s exactly what you should do.
As long as other people are judging me for my decisions and actions, I’ll be spending all my time trying to please them instead of doing what makes me happy—and isn’t there enough pressure on us already? If we let our fears stop us from creating the lives we want for ourselves, then we’ll never truly feel fulfilled or at peace with ourselves or others.
Be free from bad habits.
Bad habits are like a drug. They’re an addiction that you can’t get out of your system, no matter how hard you try. They’re like a prison cell with no walls, just a door that always opens and closes on its own.
But what if that prison cell had walls? What if it wasn’t so easy for the door to open and close? How would we deal with our addictions then?
Be free from materialistic desires/craving things.
In other words, the more you are able to let go of your materialistic desires and you let go of wanting things in this world, the more freedom you will have.
You are a being of love and light, not something that is bound by materialistic desires or needs. You’re a being of the universe!
Be free from ego-centric thinking/focusing on how you look to others.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is to focus on what other people are doing, what they have, and how they’re looking to others. Instead of worrying about those things, it’s important to focus on your own life and what you have going for yourself. Focus on the good things in your life and don’t worry about what other people think or how they see you; that’s their problem!
It’s easy to get caught up in this kind of thinking because we’re bombarded with messages from society that tell us we need more stuff (and sometimes even if we do). But who cares? What does it matter?
You can let go of this ego-centric thinking by realizing it doesn’t matter whether or not someone else thinks highly of you—what matters is whether or not YOU think highly of yourself!
You are a being of the universe, light and love, be free!
You are a being of the universe, light and love, be free!
Our essence is the infinite universe. The stars in the night sky are you, and the flowers in the fields are you. If you realize this essence, you will discover your infinite possibilities. At the same time, if you know that dust is you, you can’t treat everything in the world carelessly. You’ll be especially dear to your own soul.
If you want more freedom in your life then start by letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you anymore or doesn’t make sense anymore (if there ever was any logic behind them). Let go of all limiting beliefs that hold you back from being who YOU really are-the person who knows exactly what they want out of life-the person who lives their lives on purpose not just merely surviving day by day randomly wandering aimlessly through life without any direction or purposeful goals set before them until they die several years later without having accomplished anything worthy enough to look back upon during those years spent blindly stumbling through space waiting around aimlessly hoping something might happen someday which could potentially lead them somewhere sometime if only they kept hoping long enough instead looking ahead toward new opportunities already being presented today so why wait till tomorrow when today offers plenty already?
Each of us has the ability to let go and be free. We don’t have to hold on to things that no longer serve us, or continue doing what we’ve always done because “that’s just how it is.” The only thing holding you back from being free is yourself! You are capable of so much more than you may realize, so keep working on those goals and remember: “We are all from an infinite universe”.