Contributor: Joseph Liberti
Making A Declaration
They took a stand. They said “no more!” No to oppression. “We will not be limited and we will not forfeit our right to happiness,” they said, “and no more giving up our power to choose the life we want.”
The authors of the Declaration of Independence put themselves at risk and in harm’s way. And they faced separation from friends and loved ones they might lose favor with.
They wanted freedom that much.
How about you?
How much do you want your personal freedom – your ability to determine the life you want? How will you get it?
Your personal freedom – your ability to choose your happiness is not something you need purchase or even develop. As the writers of the declaration said in the most famous sentence in US history:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Your freedom is your right! And your power to create that life is your spiritual inheritance.
Reclaim your freedom now! Declare your independence today, and everyday, from limitation and discontent. Say “no” to living for the approval of others. Say “no” to letting your fear keep you from going for what’s important to you. Say “no” to holding back. Say “yes” to speaking your true voice and expressing your magnificent authentic self.
Some have said the cost of freedom is vigilance. Your freedom to be is won in small battles with your ego. So to be free you must be vigilant and determined. You must say “no” to self-criticism whenever it arises and say “yes” to self-compassion at every opportunity.
You must say “no” to compromising your integrity in times of hard choices and say “yes” to living your values. You must separate yourself from fear and doubt in the face of challenge or change and trust your intuition. Say “no” to a job that promises the illusion of security and guaranteed misery and say”yes” to your passion and doing the right thing.
As you assert the truth of your freedom, your self-esteem and self-worth will naturally rise and your self-confidence will be expressed in a mindful way of being, ease and peace of mind.
Take back your power.
Declare your independence – today and every day!
And choose your happiness now!
Joseph Liberti, President of EQ At Work coaches leaders and coaches to liberate the power and creativity of their authentic self.