“Free yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” Bob Marley
I totally love this quote taken from Marley’s song.
When I look up to the skies
and watch the way a bird flies
free from any inhibitions
that hinders its expeditions
I wonder if you and I
are free to fly that high,
or are we buckled down by precepts
handed over time to preempt?
True state of freedom, I find
lies in the state of mind.
For the one who seeks to be free
must learn first to master the mind.
Today’s prompt for writer’s quote Wednesday challenge is “freedom” and interestingly this is one theme that I’ve been thinking of throughout this week.
Freedom to be. Can we truly experience freedom in entirety as a human race? Freedom to be you without the silent permission of others?
I doubt it. Society can’t exist without rules. Freedom comes at the price of having responsibility and most people don’t like responsibility.
However, I cherish the freedom to pursue my passion one word at a time. The freedom of etching my words can’t be taken away from me.
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May I live,
unafraid to breathe.
Free from a choke-hold,
that becomes a stronghold.
May I live,
unafraid to live,
clinging to my expectations,
with feral desperation.
*excerpts from my poem*