A Journey for Freedom
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Quite profoundly spoken, by the American activist and leader, Martin Luther King, the above quote demonstrates a great respect for a man of passion; a man of belief. However, we fail to address this – are we dying for the right reasons? Are our battles justified? Will they result in freedom?
There are too many wants, too many wishes - and there is not nearly enough action. Most people want to offer assistance in one way or another. We all strive for justice, for freedom. Unfortunately, no one really knows how to get there.
Our world, is one of on-going conflict. We have suffered the greatest wars, the most destructive disasters – on both an internal and external scale. See, our focuses tend to sway toward such things that carry a lesser significance. As a result, we fail to recognise that which is important. We fail to acknowledge our own thoughts and opinions, as many of us, in this idle, modern world, allow these to be made for us. The consequence – countless individuals squander their lives on a journey of self-discovery. We try to find our ‘truer’ selves, as the 4th leg of the Government - the media - have taken the ability for many of us to think for ourselves. Though, we should not be mistaken into blaming the media. It is the weaknesses of the people themselves, that restrict their abilities to dream; that allow their thoughts to be thought for them, their opinions to be made for them, their actions to be decided for them.
Albert Einstein, one of the most influential Physicists of all time, famously said, "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
It is these habits that we must break. We each are parted into three – our physical, mental and emotional selves. We must take ownership of each ‘self,’ in order to ultimately rid us of these outlandish journeys of self-discovery. You are the person that you are, when nobody else is around you. Only after having a grasp of complete self-empowerment, can we conclude our internal battles, and work toward fighting a bigger one.
|Conquer yourself before you conquer the world.|
Empowerment of oneself is the first step towards freedom - only then can you begin your journey.
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