Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             25 September, 2021

Category:  Articles » Self Improvement » Spirituality


Freedom to do What You Want

         Views: 1301
2006-09-20 23:06:33     
Article by David Allan King

Freedom to do what you want.
Sometimes when we dream of how we would like our life to be we may think that freedom to do what we want would be the ultimate good thing that could happen to us. We look at our lives and see that many of the dreams we had are yet to be fulfilled and we doubt whether they now will be. So many people pin their hopes and dreams on winning the lottery or some other form of gambling. They have a dream of escaping the reality of their current lot in life by some most unlikely eventuality like winning a great sum of money.

Let’s be honest – for most people, this just will not happen! We may blame our circumstances for where we are right now. We may consider that where we are is where we are stuck. We may consider that we are in some prison - never, of course, of our own making. We will do anything and use any argument to escape the reality of admitting that where we are right now is where we need to be for our own betterment and ultimate progress.

Let me pose a question: "Would a great pile of money coming to you today make you a better person"? In other words, would financial improvement equate with person improvement? Or would it bring with it a whole string of new problems and obstacles to your life progress?

If you are one of those who believe that this lifetime experience is all there is and after you die there is nothing, then you probably will want to grab all you can now, because you do not believe there is anything to follow. You life meal is not start, fish course, main course, dessert, cheeseboard, coffee and port! Your life is just one main course. You certainly will not entertain the concept of laying up treasure in heaven, but will want to grab it all here and now.

But, I trust that, because you are found to be reading an article on this subject, you believe there is at least something after this life or even that this life is a series of lives where you are given the great privilege of learning to advance and develop as a spirit being. Getting it all now in one big dollop would do now for your development. In fact it would most likely cause you to take backward steps, bringing you more problems than you ever had before.

I have called this article: "Freedom to do what you want". Ok, but is that freedom an advantage or a liability? And is what you want that which is best for your advancement? Would millions in your bank account make you a better person? Would it prepare you for that which lies ahead when you draw your last breath upon this planet? I will leave you to answer the questions and maybe even ask yourself some more.

Of course, it is not only lack of money that we blame for lack of freedom to do what we want. We blame the job we are in. We are stuck in a rut and spend so many hours of every day earning barely enough to pay the bills and feed ourselves and those we have responsibility for.

And of course, don't forget to blame your spouse! He or she must hold you back greatly from the things you would undoubtedly achieve if only you were free to be yourself! Excuse me while I recover from my severe bout of loud laughter.

I just want to make one point in this article. None of the things that you could blame for holing you back from your greatest fulfillment are the things you thought they were. Nothing holds you back from self expression and self fulfillment but yourself. And if you find that, putting all else aside, you still cannot climb that mountain, then perhaps, just perhaps, it was not your mountain to climb – at least not in this lifetime.

In closing let me just say that the freedom to do what you want could be your worst nightmare and lead to the ultimate destruction of what you call this life. We all came here with restrictions placed upon us. Some of those restrictions are to be overcome, for that is our progress in this life. But the greatest discernment we can have in life is knowing when the mountain is too high for us right now and when to back off. Then we will have grown far more than we ever would if all we desired had dropped on our plate.

Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
Going Through an Uncertain Time in Your Life? Here’s How Tarot Reading Can Help You (Popularity: ): Let’s admit it; we all have been in the situation where we find ourselves lost at one point in our lives. The twists and turn in our lives can often leave us confused and leave us feeling lost. The path which was once clear could become unclear, fuzzy, and changed. The tough times due to illness, a loss, and unexpected cost can impact our self-confidence and make us feel overwhelmed.If ...
Become a Part of the Faith with Bellevue Baptist Church (Popularity: ): It is imperative that children are brought up in the Christian faith. For this, it is important that children at a young age are introduced to the community of faith and service. The earlier the children are introduced to devotion the better it will be for them. With this, the teachings of God will be taught to the children and it will become a part of their personality. Children are ...
UFOs, Jacques Vallee And The Parallel Universe (Popularity: ): Perhaps the world's leading UFO researcher is the French born Jacques Fabrice Vallee (1939- ). He holds degrees in mathematics and astrophysics from the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Lille respectively. He has lived and worked in the US since 1962. He's made impressive contributions to both high tech computer science and astronomy. In the 70s he worked on several high level computer linking projects on the ARPANET, ...
Fire And Flow (Popularity: ): During one of our early morning talks in the dark, Del with his coffee and me with my honey and vinegar, we sat watching the fire in our stove.The fire was doing something we had never seen before. It would quiet down so that all that we saw were very hot logs, and then a spurt or whiff of fire would rise and immediately blink out, as the entire roof ...
Living on Purpose - Questions and Answers to the Soul's Need For Connection (Popularity: ): WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE? Many people would approach the idea from a religious perspective, however, that is not my intent though the tone may seem religious or spiritual. I can say for certain that, regardless of our religion (or lack thereof for that matter), we all have purpose. Who am I? Why am I here? These are questions that reflect the soul's cry out for deeper meaning and connection. We ...

Related Business 
BIKERTIME (Popularity: ): We believe in Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression, and most importantly Freedom of the Road. Ensure your continued freedom by standing up for your rights.
Freedom House (Popularity: ): Dedicated to promoting free institutions worldwide. Publishes surveys detailing state of civil liberties, political rights, economic freedom, religious freedom, and press freedom around the world.
Financial Freedom & Freedom Riders (Popularity: ): Helping you face the challenge of financial freedom. Introduced by highly recognized individuals those well proven principles have helped millions of average persons to reach their true freedom. So, those might work for you as well.
Society for Individual Freedom (Popularity: ): British organization campaigns for more personal freedom, less State control, and for genuinely free enterprise. Publishes pro-freedom articles.
Individual Rights Coalition (Popularity: ): A non-partisan collection of students at the University of Virginia who share a strong belief in freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, freedom of thought and legal equality for all.
College Freedom (Popularity: ): Academic freedom website, including free speech, freedom of the college press, and current controversies in higher education.
Museum of America's Freedom Trains (Popularity: ): Preserves the 1947-1949 Freedom Train and the 1975-1976 Bicentennial American Freedom Train, both of which toured the 48 contiguous United States.
Freedom Showers (Popularity: ): Freedom Showers are designed for accessibility, allowing comfortable and safe use for you and your family. Enjoy bathing independently in your Freedom Shower where you can unwind, re-energize and revitalize. When planning bathrooms for disabled or elderly family members it can be a challenge to address all of their needs. Freedom showers are accessible showers for the handicapped, elderly and everyone else.
Freedom to Read.ca (Popularity: ): Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
FreeTheWorld.com (Popularity: ): A network committed to bringing economic freedom and growth to all the countries of the world. The purpose of the Economic Freedom Network Index is to bring the often forgotten topic of economic freedom into mainstream public debate.