July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

As every schoolchild can tell you, it was on this day in 1776 that the “Declaration of Independence” was signed by the Founding Fathers.  The odd thing about this is that we didnt actually win our Independence from Britain until 1783!  So, we aren’t really celebrating the gaining of our Freedom but our stated Intention to have it.

This strikes me as a very important distinction.  For it is in our declaring of our desires that we begin to set them in motion.  It is so important to take the time to formulate clearly what you want and why you want it.  So often, we get caught up in what we don’t want in our lives and spend a lot of time trying to ‘fix’ it or just complaining about everything that is going ‘wrong’.  But what if instead we took the time to think about what it is that we actually want to happen, or to be, or to do, or to have?  This is a great day to reflect on the new directions you’d like to steer your life.  Clarifying your wishes is an important first step which will start you on the path to gaining your own personal sense of Freedom.  So, pull out a piece of paper (or your trusty typewriter!) and set to writing down your own “Declaration”!

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