That was true, has been true, many times from childhood till now – we wrestle within the straightjacket of our life and circumstance while the rational side of our brain realizes: there is no straightjacket. Yet it feels that way. So often. Might be mealtime, deal time, paying bills time, bedtime – all those between time of feeling we must do things a particular way, or someone else’s idea, or the ‘expected way,’ but it is never thus, never real, and does not bind us. Still, we act as if …
Short of doing something certifiably crazy or illegal or harmful to others – we are all free, and righteous, if we believe we can go anywhere, and do anything, any time we want. Whether we pay our own way, or find some other method, what stops us from going anywhere on earth, or shallow space, anymore? Get a passport, save some money, get a visa and/or ticket, and go.
Want to meet someone? Reach out.
Want to speak out on something? Pick your platform.
What to change the world? It’s ready and waiting …
We have never been more free, ever, than we are right now.
And, we’ve never been more capable of traveling the world, reach the world, or influence the world, ever …
We have never been in a straightjacket except for the one we create in our mind.
Hi Mark: Probably the most important anniversary (every year) that you’ll ever have. Your courage, and commitment, are way beyond admirable, and then you cap it off by bearing your soul in your Musing, for all to read and try to understand. The only thing I can think to say is: Keep Up The Great Work .. you’re a helluva great guy the way you are now!, BR, Calgary, AB
Congratulations, Mark, for 33 years sobriety! I am not assuming you went to A.A., but it sure seems like you have done the twelve step program and more. Living a meaningful, conscientious, and loving life has its own payoff. I hope whatever it is you dream of, comes your way, SF, Lethbridge, AB