Freedom means so many different things to so many different people. It’s insane kinda. But I had a thought today about how freedom may be connected to purpose.
If you subscribe to the idea that we are mind body and spirit, then we are looking for freedom of the mind, freedom of the body, and freedom of the spirit. Internal conflicts, internal power struggles, internal wars etc are a symptom of misalignment. Sooner or later these internal problems become external problems.
Again, we cannot define freedom for each individual. For instance one person may want to eat fast food every day free from guilt or shame. For another person, freedom from heart disease or organ failure is the motivation to not eat fast food.
This brings me to my point, maybe we cannot accurately define and articulate our own desires because we cannot accurately define and articulate our own motivations aka our purpose in life.
I’m thinking more definition of purpose leads to more definition of alignment (unanimous voting of mind body and spirit) and then more definition of freedom.
Have purpose, have freedom.