That of FREEDOM.
And yet in certain respects we are all chained at some stage of our lives, if not ALL of our lives. Chained to the job, chained to the family, the mortgage, bad childhood, sometimes even chained to the very essence of their BEING.
I was chained to myself for waaaaay too long without realising it. I simply had no idea who I was. I was chained so that the shackles prevented me from running away from myself. The shackles prevented me from reaching out to someone or something.
My EGO was the chains.
My SELF was all chained up.
I unknowingly waited for someone to bring me a key to remove the chains.
Eventually it came......through my ROCK BOTTOM!
Seems pretty strange that someone living in a tent, with no material possessions, can say that the chains have been removed from the high flyer driving around in the latest BMW, living a life of extravagence, don't you think?
And yet the relief I feel through having the shackles released and regaining my FREEDOM has seen a significant shift in my ability to start LIVING MY LIFE.
It doesn't matter where I live or how I live.
It matters that I LIVE the way that my life was planned for me to LIVE.
Now I can SEE.
I can see where I am going. Before the chains prevented me from going anywhere except back to my own personal prison cell.
Just the light showing me where I am heading.
The STEPS I am taking to reach my Destin-ee are moving me forward. I am doing stuff that I could never have DREAMED while I was chained. I am doing the stuff that I WANT to do. I am being ME.
THINK for just a little while. Be by yourself. Give yourself some ME time and honestly ask yourself the question "Am I chained in any way" and if you are, which most of us are, then start finding out how you can find the key to your freedom. Don't wait for the Rock Bottom to find out. As I said yesterday.....