From Fear to Freedom

From Fear to Freedom

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This story is about going from Human-Doing towards Human-Being.
From fear to freedom. The freedom within. Your freedom within.

When people meet you they ask, out of interest, if you have
a career, whether you are married, if you have children. As if
life was some kind of grocery list. But no one ever asks you if
you’re happy…

These questions you get asked are about figuring out who
you are. But most of the time they lead to answers about what
you are doing. You’ll say ‘I work here’, ‘I studied this and that’,
‘I live there’, and so on. What happens with these types of
answers is that the Doing is actually defining the Being. When
the Doing is good and works out, then all is well with the
Being. For those people asking you these questions it’s a safe
strategy; they don’t need to worry about your well-being if all
you are sharing is your well-doing.

In this story, I’m making connections between
living out of Freedom or living out of Fear. I talk about how
we feel and assume we have to measure up in a world that
keeps telling us that we aren’t achieving enough. We go
through similar stuff when we’re bringing up our children.

We condition our children. And so it continues from primary
school all the way through university and for the rest of our
working lives. Never being good (enough). And not really
being seen for who we are.

What happens is that as we grow up, we change
one of the greatest paradigms of our lives. Slowly, very slowly,
we see our Freedom turning into Fear. We get it mixed up. We
turn it upside down.

We start as Human-Beings but become Human-Doings.
This story is not a manual for swapping fear for freedom.
This is my life-story, my experience of searching. I hope it can
inspire you. I’m sharing the stuff I’ve learnt and what’s inspired
me. My story is an invitation. An invitation to become, once
again, a Human-Being.

Because we have that choice. We can start today.
Welcome Home.
Literaire non-fictie
Aantal pagina’s
Jeltesloot BV
Laatste editie
11 september 2019

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