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A myth and a means.
Blazing your own
Directing your own
Making choices without
within your limitations.
Forging the ‘inner
you’ into the ‘outer you’.
Moving in any
direction using whatever resources are available.
A mix of attitudes,
decisions and commitments that you alone review.
In baking a cake being
able to know, find and use the proper ingredients.
- Perhaps only knowledge
and love have no bounds.
- Perhaps you decide who
and what you are; perhaps this is your only freedom.
- Perhaps you are only
free when you are using your imagination and making choices.
- Perhaps the hen and
rooster enjoy their antics much more than you do: They do
not think about it, they just do it.
- Perhaps your potential
and the energy to realize it depend upon your WILL which is
indestructible and with you always.
- Perhaps you settle too
blithely for a pittance or a token dolled out by a society
that covertly restrains your every move.
- Perhaps freedom can
only be secured when you triumph in the battle between
tyrannical conditioning and informed reflection.
- Perhaps you abdicate
‘self rule’ when you yield to impulse, vanity, coercion and
the allure of all that is meaningless and transitory.
- Perhaps some take
permanent refuge in laws and customs thereby abdicating
responsibility for developing their own identity.
- Perhaps your choices
and habits are what determine you; perhaps you can ALWAYS
change; perhaps you are the only creature that can.
- Perhaps expressing
yourself without inhibition, liberating the inner you, can
only happen when you are participating in a truly loving
- Perhaps the hallmark of
liberty is an unassailable consensus that allows citizens to
set reasonable goals and attain them; perhaps this societal
‘safeguard’ is jeopardized when people eschew justice for
the sake of expediency.
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