I remember the first time I heard the iconic words of William Wallace in Braveheart.
'Dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take...OUR FREEDOM!”
Maybe it started then, or perhaps it’s an echo of eternity.
I want freedom.
Always. For you, for me, for others.
Because I’m sick of hearing about war and poverty and oppression.
I’m done with rape culture and misogynistic influential leaders.
Fed up with institutions who think they’re God.
Tired of self seeking consumerism.
While we’re at it, I’m up to my eyeballs and 100% over judgemental know it alls.
Everyone knowing better than everyone else and pulling others down with their doses of reality.
Tired of seeing people stuck and chained up in their thinking, not realising they could create a whole new world for themselves if they wanted to.
Feeling obligated to do and be a certain way.
Over the ways I still trip myself up with so many of these things.
I want freedom and real honest love to rule.
The kind where you can speak truthfully and disagree but still be friends.
The sort that seeks the common good.
The type that is deep and wide and everlasting despite our humanity.
The version that tries, fails, keeps going, tries again and finally succeeds because it never gave up.
The love that pushes out fear and buys freedom.
I know that out of the heart the mouth speaks.
So that’s where I’m directing my words today.
That’s what I’m writing into reality for my heart.
So it can spill over and happen all around me.
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