What Is Freedom…To You?

Let me pose some questions that hover over my mind as I navigate life, and lead my children and my extended family, and my friends towards the fulfillment of their place on this plane.

Freedom, to me, is the empowerment I have in my daily being to exercise absolute control over how I respond to whatever the day throws at me.



Now I didn’t just come up with this my own self…I wish!

I have gratitude for discovering the words of  Viktor Frankl, notably in his short masterpiece of existential optimism,  Man’s Search for Meaning.

In a nutshell, we, you and I, possess total control on how we choose to view and respond to our external circumstances.  I find this concept so empowering that I shudder at the heights one can achieve once this is embodied in one’s consciousness.

Please, take a moment, or take longer.  Ponder your concept of freedom.

Tell me what it is…tell our other readers…post it as a comment to this blog.  And pass ORANGE ACORN on to your friends so that we might read their thoughts on this subject.

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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2 Responses to What Is Freedom…To You?

  1. Scott Brooks says:

    Free will choice is a fundamental tenet of spiritual life — the ability to chose what one perceives as right, true, good and beautiful. For a society to respect an individual’s right to make these daily choices with minimal interference is surely a measure of that society’s claim at civility.

    A legal system and government which support freedom are essential since natural law tends to reward the selfishly powerful.

    I think future generations, however, will view the freedoms we enjoy today as a rung on the progressive development of a free society as much more can still be done to liberate individuals in their free pursuit of happiness.


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