On this national holiday, Independence Day, we can check in to see if we’re ‘being’ our best selves or living our best lives. While we’re free in legal terms, we may be keeping ourselves in bondage by our thoughts and beliefs.
We’ve all seen pictures of elephants that are tethered by a rope attached to a peg in the ground. It’s obvious that the elephant is more that strong enough to free itself. It is the elephant’s belief that it is unable to escape that keeps it bound, not the rope.
We often bind ourselves with limiting thoughts that prevent us from doing or being what we want. Do we think we’re not well enough educated, too old, or any other ‘less than’ label we’ve self imposed? Have we let go of a dream or vision because we believed that it couldn’t happen? Do you want release that belief and be free?
I believe those things that are in our hearts that urge us to step out are the gifts and talents we have come here to be or do. By taking another look, checking to see if our reason for abandoning the dream was a self limiting thought, we take the first step back to freedom – freedom to live the best life we can.
On this Independence Day, we celebrate our freedom as United States citizens. We also celebrate our freedom to express our gifts, talents and skills, living our dreams!