Oh wait. That’s the Gettysburg Address. Wrong holiday. (Although did you know that that particular line in Lincoln’s speech was a reference to the Declaration of Independence.)
The 4th of July is upon us. A time where many of us are making plans to bbq, go to the beach and see fireworks. Besides enjoying a long weekend with friends and loved ones, let’s also take a moment to honor those that fought for our freedom from the rule of England.
239 years later with no Monarchy in place, I ask the question, “Do you feel free?”
As we turn in for a moment and reflect, do you give yourself the same freedoms this country symbolizes? The freedom to dare, to risk, to dream, to create; or have you noticed that you are ruled by an inner dictator? A dictator that says “NO” to your impulses and intuitions, one that keeps you small. You don’t have to wait once a year for fireworks in your life. You can say, “YES” to yourself, your aliveness and your freedom everyday if you choose too.
So let’s honor what our forefathers and Lincoln stand for by freeing ourselves from our own inner dictator.