On New Year’s Eve I went for a walk as a part of my walking meditation. I started doing these exercises in Charleston. On that walk, I realized something that changed my life.
Something that we already know but still don’t understand. I realized that we only get what we allow.
In other words, our life is always in our hands. From how we are treated to how much money is in our bank account.
Minutes later I walked into a Chinese restaurant after having this realization. I felt a sense of liberation. Almost as if I had been Atlas for years and finally decided to throw off my burden.
I clearly saw how everything that had happened in my life was my choice. From different circumstances in my childhood to me walking down the streets of Los Angeles about to eat Chinese.
EVERYTHING WAS MY CHOICE!
What I’ve learned about freedom since I quit my job is that we all have a choice. The clothes you wear, the girl you sleep with, all the way to your occupation. You have either consciously or unconsciously chosen it all.
Freedom isn’t something that you earn. Freedom is something that you already have. It is by you thinking that you lack freedom that you enslave yourself to the idea of “finally making it”.
You have had freedom since the day that you were born. Every single second of the day you are making decisions.
Stop thinking that once you quit your job, leave this girl, or get a promotion that you will finally be one step closer to freedom.
You are already free and just making yourself run around in circles for nothing. By you chasing freedom you are like my now dead hamster that ran around in circles on his hamster wheel.
What does this mean for you?
This means that from this moment on you can change your life with a simple decision. All of the power in this world is in your hands. You can mold your life to be exactly how you want it to be.
Instead of putting off changing your life for that moment everything clicks, change it now. You have the freedom to break off any chains that are holding you back.
Nothing in this world can keep you from what you want if you understand that freedom is already yours.
I ran a poll on Twitter and 28% of the people said yes. The other 72% said no that they were working on it. This is a huge difference.
They lacked what you now understand. You understand that you are already free. From this moment on you can choose how your life plays out.