Freedom Ain't Free
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Freedom Ain't Free

Is The So-Called Freedom We All Seem To Have Actually Free?

Freedom Ain't Free

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X.

We often live our lives as though we have all the freedom in the world. That we can say, do, and be what we want, but how many of us can sit back and say we are truly free? We hear the negative thoughts in our mind, “you can’t”, “you’re not good enough”, “that is impossible”. These are the very thoughts that enslave our so called “free” minds. These thoughts dictate decisions we make, things we say, and our overall outlook on life.

The hypocritical media shoves its opposite emotions in everyone’s face and almost demands us to comply. Feeding us pessimistic ideals and then washing it all down with positive reinforcement that ultimately leaves us back at square one with our minds not knowing where to turn. Each and every one of us has the power to be able to free ourselves from this bondage that holds us down. The chains of lies we are told by outside forces and lies we are telling ourselves. Opening our eyes to not only see the truth in what we are looking at but opening our eyes to understand the truth in what we are looking at. Even some of the greatest and most wise people and cultures on Earth are taught that our utmost amount of wisdom comes from inside of us.

The Shaolin Monks teach of “Qi” and the incredible power you can develop from mastering self-obedience and self-discipline. Western religions teach of a man’s heart devising his way, but the Lord directing his steps. Freedom does not simply come free. Justice does not simply come free. Equality does not simply come free. Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey were just some of our historical figures who brought those statements to the light. Freedom is not in fact, free. But we can free our minds of the chains of negativity and hate that hold us all back, and achieve a purity that much of our society today lacks. We all can become free, and we all have the power to take it. Take it from the invisible locks that say “you are not strong enough”, or “you will never be good enough”. For the fact is, we already ARE enough, and we can strive to only get better.

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