Our freedom is in our ability to decide, to do, or to act. As we consider the fear of decision’s ramifications, and/or the unknown aspects of doing something we may have never done before, we attach training wheels to our life. It feels crappy but safer, and yet, it isn’t safe at all. We can feel inside that it doesn’t feel right. We can feel the resistance and the restraint involved. We have imprisoned ourselves, lost our freedom.
Because we so strongly want freedom, we rebel against self-created resistance and restraint, and with the ego’s complete cooperation, we begin blaming others, external forces, and more. And yet, our freedom is always fully in our control if we will only become aware of that power. Training wheels will not help us learn to use this power, we must simply exercise it, trust it will all be okay, and move.
Freedom is also our willingness and ability to fail and to learn from those failures. The label, fail or failure is made up. Truly there are only results, and we can then make adjustments if the results are not as desired.