“Responsibility is the price of Freedom.” Elbert Hubbard

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I have learned that nothing grants freedom faster than taking responsibility for our own life. Until we do that we are always at the mercy of something outside of ourselves.

Let’s take a look at the definition of freedom:
The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.

When you take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, reactions, and the life you have created for yourself you then and only then have the power and freedom to change yourself and your life. By giving other people, or the world in general, responsibility for that which you are (through blame, excuses, cause, and choice), you have in essence given away your power and consequently your freedom.

The path to freedom and a life that truly is yours, to live as you choose starts with the realization that you are in fact responsible, not 50%, not 80% but 100%. Then you can start taking the steps to create awareness around where you are not free, and need to take responsibility.

This then becomes part of your journey to becoming the real and authentic you, your true essence. We are all unique, with many gifts to give the world. Only by taking responsibility and claiming the freedom to be ourselves will we be able to find those gifts and ultimately share them.

Where in your life do you feel that you are not free? Refer to the definitions, and see what comes up for you. Is this an area where you know you are not taking 100% responsibility? Can you see why you do not feel free?

What choices can you make–or actions can you take–to reclaim your freedom?

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