Love, Truth and Freedom - World Leadership Day Theme Entry
posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 06:11 PM
[Cross-posted from http://www.hq-2.com]
The theme ‘Love, Truth and Freedom’ resonates very strongly with me as a person who is trying to be the best person she can be in this lifetime.
It’s challenging to be a ‘good person’ in this time. The forces around me still insist it is ‘better’, it is ‘safer’ to subterfuge, to hide yourself, in order to find advantage.
But what if your heart’s desire isn’t to take advantage? Suppose your whole intention and purpose are to have peacefulness and harmony within and around you?
Then all your dynamics change… Your whole competitive spirit realigns. The ‘fight’ within you gets redirected to peacefulness, to methods of peace. You seek peace wherever you look.
And you find it.
Living my Truth has got me to question many of the ‘realities’ of life, since the markers that had been set for satisfaction and success stopped being significant quite some time ago. They just aren’t relevant.
My Freedom feels far more important…
And so here we come to the next phase of our Theme: that of Freedom.
A strong desire for freedom of my Self, especially my mind, has propelled my many choices over time. I have had to practically scream out loud, and in, ‘I am not a slave!’ The significance of this, given my background as inheritor of a history of slavery, is substantial in my place of birth and residence. We often say that we are free but still bound up in Thinking.
But if only it were only the persons directly traced to slavery who had the difficulties – and heavy ones – associated with free minds and free thinking! Hardly…
Recognising that Freedom implies lightness, flow, own decisions based on one’s own parameters for living, is quite a major leap for many, in all parts of the world.
We are not free as yet, many, MANY of us, though I sense we want to be all the way.
But how much? How much do we want to be the true person we’re created to be? How much of our birthright are we forfeiting, while we continue to look at the sign posts which have little usefulness in ‘real’ lives?
And now, onto Love. What is this? Who knows this? How does this feel? Is it really there? Out there, somewhere? Or inside?
I daresay the answer to these questions are linked to the question I’ve mentioned of how much do we want to be free… to feel love, to give love, to be love, especially to Self…
Love is the ultimate Truth, the ultimate Freedom… simply, the Ultimate.
In a world where mental constraint and confine are sadly the order of the day and evidently the lead to lives of scarcity and fear and competition, I now say that the key to our (self) release to Freedom, to Creativity, to peace and good humour, is considering Love and all it means to us; all that it could mean.
As an Ambassador for World Leadership Day 2009 I am honoured to have an opportunity to apply this greatly resonant Theme to my choices, to my decisions for this tremendous occasion. And as I continue to seek to live my Truth, I embrace Love as my vehicle to my Freedom, firstly by loving myself enough to access it: my birthright, my Freedom.
Peace and Love to All.
Sherrilene M. Collymore