Is there anything more desirable to the human experience than total and ultimate freedom?
Freedom drives me. It is my fuel. When I’m full on freedom I am firing on all cylinders. My thoughts are crystal clear. My feelings are crisp – right at the surface – completely palatable and real. I am fully alive, present in the moment NOW.
When freedom is absent, I work to escape the moment. I run, I hide, I duck and take cover. I blame and complain. I become the victim, a prisoner to my own mind. That is until I recognize my freedom is absent. And then right there, in that single moment, I am free once again. Awareness that freedom is absent is the shift in perspective that creates the space for it to re-enter.
I recently had a conversation with two of the freest people I know. Danielle Laporte & Chris Guillebeau were in Vancouver talking about their latest books. I had a chance to interview them on behalf of EntrepreneursTV before they took the stage at the standing room only event. Here’s what they had to say about freedom…