Independence Day And Personal Freedom

Personal freedom is one thing that I believe in above most other basic principles. It took me a long time to find it for myself and to realize just how important it is for me, not only to experience it, but also to protect it and to never lose it (again.)

One of the most important aspects of personal freedom it this… it’s like respect in the sense that if it is something that you want, it is also something that you have to give.

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote in his book, The Mastery of Love, a paragraph that I believe sums the principle up nicely:

“When you inhibit your partner’s freedom, you inhibit your own because you have to be there to see what your partner is doing or not doing. And if you love yourself that much, you are never going to give up YOUR personal freedom.”

So when you think of personal freedom, also realize that it is a two way street. If you are trying to control others, it takes away from your personal freedom. And if others are trying or are controlling you – they have not only diminished your personal freedom but have also limited their own as well.

Just something to think about today…

Happy Independence Day!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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