Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Freedom is Golden!

Freedom: the quality or state of being free as: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken: improper familiarity: boldness of conception or execution: unrestricted use.

I heard someone say, “The only people who’re ever REALLY free are those who’ve lost their minds.” What a statement; to think is to be trapped, and to have lost all reason to reason is liberation! As absurd as it sounds, I believe there’s a level of truth…not having to THINK about bills, health, wealth, friends, family, work, home, love or the lack of, the state of the union, or the state of DIS-union; pretty much fitting the above definition.

As life would have it, we don’t have the misfortune of that fortune, so we create our own freedom. Some people opt to let bills pile up while they live life like its golden. You’ve got those risk takers who go as the wind blows until they “find themselves.”

It’s funny how what makes me feel “free” has changed over time. When I was a child my imagination freed me from the chains of my life. Then I grew to think money would do the trick, of course it affords you change, but it never really moved me, and although, God is my lifelong guide, I’ve come to find freedom within memories. Memories of mine, or my mothers…memories of times I’ve never seen…history drives my existence and causes me to be free. From what I was, to who I am being…GOLDEN!!!

The manifestation of ME – FREE – GOLDEN… shown in how I walk (as I’ve been told) or in my hair, that’s not quite locked yet, in unrestricted, unexplained words; I’m “Living My Life Like It’s Golden!”

And now...the perfect fit!!!

19 comments:

Mega Rich said...

I just wanted to be FIRST! What's up!

DurtyMo said...

OHHHH I LOVE THIS POST!!! I could not have said it any better! You are, I am.. GOLDEN!

CapCity said...

I'm gonna spread some of this golden dust onto my blogspot;-)....thanx for this, Sis!

Ticia said...

Thanks!! I had a slight moment of a gray cloud....

I am golden..thanks for the shine sis!!!

FERGIE said...

My theme song. "Living my life like it's Golden" Great Post..

Ms. Behaving said...

Great post JMW.
I'm real happy to hear a sistah is livin' good.

Now...why come you slid on back and ain't let me know??? huh??? huh??? huh??? ;-)

Opinionated Diva said...

Well go on miss thang!

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Alright now! Good post.

Andrew The Asshole said...

I'm glad you are free, what am I going to do with all these extra chains?

Physical, Emotional, Financial and Spiritual Freedoms you live in America you deserve to have them all

GC said...

I don't know how this song sounds but thought you might appreciate the lyrics.
http://www.lyricsdir.com/grace-jones-dont-cry-freedom-lyrics.html

pls cut and paste
I'm too lazy to make a link today

BloggersDelight said...

freedom. that elusive concept that humans constantly chase. nice post!

nikki said...

this entry is golden and your spirit is platinum! thanks for reminding me freedom is all in the mind :)

Sojourner G said...

Nik beat me to it. Freedom is a state of mind. It's how you deal with the external and more importantly the internal. You can be locked up in jail but free in your mind.

MysTery said...

Good post!!!!

Mizrepresent said...

My theme song too!

KIKI said...

Ooooo just...I love this post!I think that life should be so "golden" that everyone should have to wear shades! (got mine on)!

Ingrid said...

Girl I came back on a danggone good day! I'm all moved in in my digs and decided to roll through and check you out and this post hit the spot!

This is like an anthem for me. At the end of the day I want to be as happy as this song makes me feel! The only way to do that is allow myself room to just do me!

Living free manifests in so many ways for me...Girl please I wish every woman got this. I am truly free and living Golden!

JustMeWriting said...

Indeed, life is truely what you make it...things may go wrong but I've always followed the "Where there's a will there's a way" moto.

Hey Ingrid, what's been going on?

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