What gives you a sense of freedom? Not an easy question to answer perhaps if put on the spot with no time to reflect.
With time to reflect though the answer could come leaping from the heart. And it might surprise us. Perhaps it has nothing to do with our daily lifestyle or activities undertaken for the sake of earning a living. A sense of freedom is possibly found in the knowledge that we are free to look into our heart, even if we rarely do so.
Yet our sense of freedom may also derive from the freedom we give to others, particularly the freedom to be themselves. Placing no restrictions on them, accepting them as they are is a way of acknowledging their presence unreservedly. Ideally others give us a similar sense of freedom, but we cannot take it for granted or expect it automatically.
The flow of life, many times aligned with the flow of work, has its own current and takes us along moment by moment. It provides its own sense of freedom. If the picture above brings you a sense of freedom, you might enjoy taking a look at the ‘Flow of life’ vlog post (click here to view).
And with a sense of freedom in our heart we can connect with this present moment and relax in the knowledge that the future need not scare us as what will be will be, che sarà, sarà or que será, será.
To bring this sense of freedom post to a close, let me just set out a thought by Nelson Mandela: “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).