If solitary confinement is an ultimate punishment, doesn’t that mean freedom is an ultimate reward? Freedom means having the power to independently control your own actions and beliefs. Freedom is not optional; it’s necessary. It’s necessary because without it, we can not define our individual desires, desires that contribute to our happiness in life.
Freedom, or being free, is a mental state, an emotion. Much like how feelings of love or hate guide your everyday decisions, so will freedom. If you learn to properly wield this emotion, it will mold your life into the perfect picture you alone choose to produce. As with any emotion, freedom comes from the inside, meaning it is as personal as your definition of love. Freedom is an emotion that originates from survival instincts, thrives off of love, and tramples the fragile.
The ability to do what you want, when you want, and how you want is not something to cower over, it’s a thrill to pursue, however, there are three necessary tools to understand in order to enjoy the liberation without becoming overwhelmed with its capabilities. Self-confidence is vital, because you must have the fundamental faith in yourself crucial to making the decisions that no one else is qualified to make. Perfectionism is deadly, because judgement only derails your subconscious’s true intentions. It opens the doors to harmful emotions that will detrimentally impact important decision-making. Lastly, understand that freedom is powerful, and with great power comes great responsibility.
When there is nothing conflicting with your desire for control, and you have learned to heighten your capabilities to survive the real world of the free, you have given yourself the opportunity of true authenticity. This is the opportunity of a lifetime we all seek. It’s not that fancy job, not that travel discount, and not that perfect investment time. It’s the opportunity to be whoever you genuinely are.
There’s an unstoppable yearning for the beautiful life that freedom provides, because of the intense self-development and understanding you are capable of achieving. You can look inside yourself without any expectations, restrictions, or predestinations to distinguish your own belief system without burdening yourself with judgement. It’s like the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders, because it has. The world doesn’t own you. You own the world. You are free to search it, believe it, worship it, and love it however you please. You are free.