Saturday, June 27, 2009
THE EASIEST WAY TO FREEDOM
I was thinking about what it really means to be free and Im sure everyone has their own perceptions as to what freedom entails. My beliefs are quite simple really since I consider myself a very simple kind of man. Living in the United States right now ensures us Americans some freedoms that maybe other countries do not offer. At the same time I feel we aren't really as free as we would like to believe. I love the U.S. and could not imagine myself living anywhere else right now. Of course all that could change in a heartbeat. I know there are other great countries around the world that also offer one many freedoms. Now as most of my family and close friends know I am not much into politics.Man made governments leave much to be desired even here in the good ol U.S. Right now Im kinda holding my breath and hoping President Obama and his staff will be able to get things in a much better shape. But I must admit I do have my doubts. I dont like seeing our government getting involved in every private business and slowing eroding our founding Fathers rights they fought for all those years ago. Look at the political agenda if you will---again this is only my humble opinion-- but it doesnt feel right when our elected officials dont have to live by the same rules the population does.Every one here is worried about Social Security but for different reasons. The working men and women are concerned that it will go broke in the not so distant future and the politician is worried the collapse will cause them to lose their high paying and powerful positions in the government. Did you know that the elected politicians dont ever have to depend on Social Security to supplement their retirement like the working class has to? No, instead they are guaranteed a very lush rich retirement plan that pays them the rest of their life after serving only 1 term in office. Now how did this come to be you ask? well, they enacted this into law for themselves.Doesnt seem quite fair to me, if they had to live like the rest of us things would be different Im sure. I am amazed by the way my fellow Americans stand by and let our elected officials do things like this over and over and over again. Im thinking that maybe one day the masses will finally realize just how duped we have been for so many years--does Custards Last Stand ring any bells? Oops for a simple guy who isnt much into politics Im going on and on I know. So I will get back to being free. And the easiest and fastest way to find ones own personal freedom is to FORGIVE. I didnt say forget all the nastiness that others may have done to you in the past but I did say forgive! Hanging on to every wrong that you feel has been done to you is the surest way to be unhappy and stay chained to the past and their events. We all get screwed by others from time to time, its sadly just a way of life it seems, but we always have the final choice to forgive and just go on. And if we can manage that then we are well on our way to personal freedom. Personally I feel that I have been able to forgive all for the wrongs done to me either real or imagined and it has surely helped me to be the type of person I want to be.My hope for all of you is that you find yourself at a good spot and that you consider yourself free. If by chance you are holding onto any old grudges against others I believe you would be better served to forgive the person and also forgive yourself for any wrongs you may have done in the past. May your life always find you being free and happy. As for my rant against the US politicians I sure hope I didnt offend any of you in any way. Everything I say here on this blog will always just be one mans humble opinion. I bless you friends and hope life will always be good to you and yours.