What is it, and where does it come from? These may not be your own questions, but this is what came to me in contemplating the Essence of Freedom itself.
Actually, we all tailor Freedom to what we want of it. To what we ask of it. To our own personal needs. When Freedom is looked at in a broader perspective, something different and yet familiar all the same does come out in answer to our unspoken questions.
It does seem to boil down to our familiar melting pot brew that we of many nationalities and backgrounds have made of it. Ask any individual though and here is where you get diverse responses.
I have only myself to work with here… This is tough. This is difficult. Just to dig down past all the familiar words and references to freedom that we who live in a free society have heard from even our childhood on up to our present.
Can I climb out of this box I seem to be caught in? Me…a free spirit? Am even I in a box of sorts, that I haven’t seen before? Whew! What a realization…that perhaps I am not as free within myself as I thought!