Let’s face it—we all love a good holiday. Escaping the daily routine creates a sense of liberation. The feeling of independence from the world can be quite intoxicating. But how cool would it be if we could achieve this without needing to go on vacation? Read on, for this is possible!
For many, getting away is also liberating for their soul. Stepping away from incessant distractions allows us to reconnect with who we truly are. Vacation time becomes our sanctuary for healing and rejuvenation. We are able to step back and assess our priorities.
Now, what if you could achieve that sense of inner peace in your every-day life? What if you could leave your worries behind without having to leave home?
You can! You see, to worry or not to worry is a choice. Being born human means you are blessed with the unique gift of free will. This means you CAN break your addiction to fear and worry, if you chose to do so. But how do you do that?
Before you can break free, you need to understand how, and why, you lost your freedom in the first place. It may not be what you think, and you may therefore be spending your energies looking for freedom in the wrong places.
Understanding the WHY and the HOW is all part of creating sellf-awareness. Without awareness, you have little chance of changing the behaviors and beliefs about yourself which keep you trapped. Inner peace remains an illusion, something “out there”. But we also know there is no “out there”.
For most of us living in a world of guilt, fear and shame, it can be quite threatening to even consider going down the path of self-awareness. What if what awaits us is not in conformance and compliance with how we have been taught we need to be in the world? However, we are all born free and we deserve to reclaim that freedom—it is our birthright, and NO one has the right to deny this birthright! We all aspire to return to that place where freedom is found.
And when we do, each day will feel like we are on vacation. There will be joy in everything we do. Our lives will begin to feel like they are back on track.
Your sense of inner peace and personal fulfillment will be your gage for how close you are to finding freedom—that place where your soul can once again soar!
In my next blog, we will explore WHY and HOW we lost our way in the first place. We call upon sacred wisdom and the teachings of the ancient philosophers to unravel this mystery. The exciting journey called Your Return to Freedom is about to start. Not to be missed!!
Meet the Author
Nigel B. Patterson was born in Tanzania, Africa and has lived in four countries across three continents. A significant life-crisis at the age of thirty-five shattered his carefully constructed ego-based self, and propelled him onto the path of the spiritual warrior. Today he is an author, coach and spiritual teacher living in Hawaii. He supports clients around the globe in their quest for freedom.