The Keys to your Freedom

Freedom is defined as: “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” We are blessed to live in a country where we have these freedoms; yet so many of us are NOT free inside.

Are you free?

Or are you sentencing yourself with judgment and restraining yourself from expressing the awesome-ness that you are? Are you are trapped in not-enough-ness because you are comparing yourself to others? Or perhaps you are imprisoning yourself by choosing to experience anxiety and suffering. Or maybe you are a prisoner of your own story and locked away from your own truth because you are constrained by the opinions of others.

Wouldn’t you rather be free? I invite you to liberate yourself…

Free yourself from judgment. Stop being so hard on yourself. Seriously. It’s not getting you where you want to go. You may think that being critical will motivate you to be better but it doesn’t. All it does is create more resistance because that is what judgment does – it hinders, not helps. Be gentler with yourself and on yourself. When you free yourself from the voice of your inner critic, you liberate yourself.

Free yourself from comparison. Comparing yourself to others blinds you from seeing who you truly are and robs you of the expression of your own unique gifts. You dim your own light every time you believe someone else is brighter or better. Know that anything you see in someone else, you have inside of you; but you have your own UNIQUE expression. Don’t attempt to be anyone else’s version of you. Stop comparing and start celebrating YOU.

Free yourself from anxiety. I guarantee that if you are feeling anxious, it is because your thoughts are drifting towards the future. Anxiety is the physiological response to your mind’s temptation to anticipate some future event over which you feel you have no control. It is impossible to be anxious if you are fully in the present moment. None of us really know what the future holds – even if we think we do. Five minutes from now is just a prediction. Declare your freedom from anxiety RIGHT NOW in the present moment.

Free yourself from suffering. There is what happens and then there is how you respond to what is happening. Your thoughts and judgments about what is happening (or isn’t happening) cause you far more angst than what is actually happening. The awesome news is that you have 100% control over your thoughts and reactions even when you have 0% control over a current situation. You create suffering whenever you become invested in a desired outcome, plan or opinion. If you are suffering over something, you are buying into the belief that something else would be better. How do you know? Liberate yourself from suffering by refusing to buy into the story that something else would be better.

Free yourself from your story. The vast majority of what we do is based on habitual behaviors and responses that are based on a story we created. This story then becomes the programming that determines our expectations of life. You began to construct your story at a young age based on things that you saw, heard or experienced in life. Your story became the lens through which you see everything in your life and motivates your choices, reactions, and actions. Then you tend to attract circumstances that fit in with your story – even if you don’t consciously want them. When you notice yourself going into the old script of your story, consciously exercise your FREEDOM TO CHOOSE by responding differently. Remember that we are all free to create the story we want to live.

Free yourself from what other people think of you. If you are overly concerned about what other people think of you, you are a prisoner of their expectations. You are choosing to withhold expressing who you TRULY are. By doing all of those things, you are keeping yourself, your Light and your Love from the world – and you will never be free. Living a life according to other people’s expectations is not only depleting but a guarantee for not being fulfilled in life. Remember this: what other people think of you is none of your business. Empower yourself to act, speak, or think without hindrance or restraint!!

Where are keeping yourself a prisoner? Maybe it’s time to free yourself from a relationship, job, addiction, habit or situation. Remember you and only you hold the key to your freedom. No one else is going to come and unlock the door to your happiness.

Empower yourself to act, speak, and think without restraint. You hold the key to your freedom. Liberate yourself and enjoy the fireworks from the Uni-verse!!!!

 

Christine Hassler

About the Author | Christine Hassler

Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, life coach and speaker known for inspiring radical self-reflection with practical direction. She has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style, and in The New York Times, and is a spokesperson for American Express Millennial Advocacy Program. She serves on the faculty at the University of Santa Monica teaching programs in spiritual psychology.

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