Monday, July 11, 2011

What Are You Doing with your God Given Freedom? 7-11-11

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

For most of us, if not all, we are a free people. Free to pursue whatever it is that we want. This can be spiritual, physical, material or even educational. The question we must all ask ourselves regularly is: what am I using my freedom for? I agree with Mr Camus when he realized freedom is only the ability to BE BETTER. Better than what or who? We must only strive to be better than our former serves. It could be the self from yesterday or even last year. To be a better person means we are better in every and any way too. This would include emotionally, physically and spiritually. We can liken our minds to a kitchen that has everything imaginable to create a wonderful, nourishing meal. The only way we can enjoy that meal is by having all the proper ingredients, tools and skills. The same with ourselves we can only be better if we have the right ingredients and tools but also use them properly (Skill). So take time today to take stock of what you have in your mental pantry. What have you added and used up or need to replace. What is the last book you read or last time you did something unselfishly for another? When is the last time you prayed and opened your heart up? All of these are little ways we can be better in any aspect but its up to us to take action.

Have a great day and a better tomorrow- striving to be better!