Living a Fulfilled Life of Independence
We can neither purchase freedom, nor can we forcibly bring it into existence. As we look across the globe, it becomes clear that many feel trapped by societies, governments, cultures and work.
The pressures of living in our world are reaching a peak, particularly in this critical moment of history when everything is in a state of flux. We can sense this shift in energy in every aspect of life. And now is the time for our own independence to remember why we are here and to be of service in ways yet imagined.
We choose from the opportunities life gives us. Ideally, we select opportunities that inspire faith in us that our needs will be met in proportion to the heartfelt effort we put forth.This is how we foster a deep sense of freedom within us.
Living a fulfilled life truly begins when we accept ourselves in the present moment. It’s a realization that leads to genuine freedom. We become aware that we no longer need to be past versions of ourselves or projected future selves.
True Freedom of A Fulfilled Life
There is no reason to pretend. And every reason to integrate our lessons to date and simply be. Moving towards this level of understanding, there are three simple steps we can consider:
- Questioning and Being Independent: This means letting go of our attachments and breaking away from anything or anyone that holds us back. At first, this new freedom might feel lonely, but it’s not about isolation. It’s about learning to trust ourselves and finding peace within. We need to practice this, recognizing that loneliness is a human-made concept, while solitude is a form of peace.
- Embracing Solitude and Letting Go of the Past: Embracing solitude doesn’t mean we are isolating ourselves. Instead, it’s about freeing ourselves from the shackles of the past. As we stand alone, free from the weight of old memories, we find a renewed sense of innocence and freedom that transcends age.
- Accepting our Current Self: we learn to accept ourselves as we are right now, not linked to our past or future imagined selves. This is about seeing ourselves without fear or judgment, and deciding to live in our actual reality, not a perfected or fabricated version. There is no longer a reason or need to pretend to be something or someone we are not.
A Natural State of Flow
Bear in mind, self-acceptance is a facet of true freedom. It’s not a gradual process, nor a conscious decision. When we find ourselves fighting for our freedom, there’s a likelihood that we’re not entirely free. True freedom exists outside the boundaries of time and consciousness. It’s a natural state.
This journey is about living with our authentic self by embracing, observing and discovering the freedom that lies within. Jiddu Krishnamurti’s words remind us that living a fulfilled life mirrors our independence. “In this solitude you will begin to understand the necessity of living with yourself as you are, not as you think you should be or as you have been. See if you can look at yourself without any tremor, any false modesty, any fear, any justification or condemnation. Just live with yourself as you actually are.”
To live a fulfilled life of freedom, can we navigate life without self-imposed limitations? And what if we also create an opportunity to understand the true essence of freedom? And engage in the process of accepting ourselves as we are.
After all, there is very little chance of us being anyone other than ourselves. Maybe the result is a sense of tremendous freedom? Because a fulfilled life is ours to create. And not knowing is a blessing that allows us to explore what’s possible.