Freedom: Unmasking Your Secret Identity - Grasshopper
Freedom is a buzzword that is rarely quantified. This elusive concept has been walking around in disguise, and once the mask is removed, we intimately know the true identity of freedom.
Freedom is most often mischaracterized by suggesting that it’s to be free of something - tyranny, oppression, responsibility, an ex-spouse. They all may be noble pursuits but they won’t get you freedom.
Freedom is discovering something about you that’s been hidden from plain view.
Freedom is found when we drop our act. When you have to act in life, you are not free to be you.
When you have to give too much attention to keeping up appearances, freedom will hide behind your false face.
Your secret identity wants to be known. It wants you to feel the freedom it is, but there is a heavy price to pay for freedom. You have to be willing to remove your mask.
For some people, unmasking is a fate worse than death and they’re unwilling to pay for that which they claim they desperately want.
Living a lie is the global lie. We want to believe we are who we portray to the world, but we know we’re pretending. When we’re alone with our thoughts, out biggest fear is being found out.
Being found out is the key to freedom. When there is nothing to hide anymore, freedom shows up at your door.
You don’t have to wear tights and a cape in order to find freedom; you just have to be heroic enough to unmask yourself.
If you are concerned what people will think of you, you’ll never be free. The fear of being found out will keep your mask in place.
It’s very much like the advice you may have gotten from your mother: If you tell the truth, you won’t have to keep track of your lies.
Freedom is your secret identity. Stop keeping track of your lies and you’ll find the truth of freedom. It’s right there behind your mask.
All the best,
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