They Can Take Your Mind But They Can Never Take Your Freedom

A standard, trendy lure:

You enter the workforce as an idealistic younger worker.

It is thrilling to have actual cash for the primary time. Plus the prospect of promotions, coaching and pay rises.

Life is good.

Then you definately begin getting used to the cash.

You want your house, whether or not you are renting or shopping for. Plus with the ability to eat out, journey and indulge within the occasional luxurious.

When you’re used to it, it is exhausting it give it up.

Then the honeymoon interval ends and your job appears loads much less worthwhile.

Promotions and pay rises are rarer than they appeared… and uncorrelated together with your efficiency.

As a brand new worker, you had been in all probability shielded from a lot of the workplace politics. Over time, that protect melts away.

The work appears loads much less significant, now you possibly can see nothing ever modifications.

At occasions, you are feeling pissed off – possibly even really feel trapped.

Which is unusual, as a result of there are at all times methods out. There aren’t any armed guards or barbed wire.

You could find a brand new job… and hope it is not the identical story there.

Possibly even a brand new profession (similar story once more).

And you may at all times downgrade your life-style.

None of that’s simple (or fast)… however they’re simpler than dwelling with the sense that you simply’re caught.

Particularly when daily drains your psychological and emotional energies. It is exhausting to see issues in perspective while you’re working on fumes.

The excellent news is you possibly can at all times select to be free.

I am not going to say freedom is in your thoughts, not in your circumstances.

I am not going to level to Epictetus who was not solely a slave however bodily crippled too. Even so, he recognised freedom comes from inside, so he selected to be completely happy, to stay as a free man.

Which, in flip, result in his freedom from slavery.

However I am not going to say that as a result of it is not true.

Effectively, slightly, it is incomplete.

Positive, true investors  freedom is in your thoughts. However when the system grinds your thoughts to stick, it may be exhausting to seek out it there.

That is okay, as a result of true freedom can also be in your physique.

Whenever you convey your thoughts and physique collectively – while you take note of your physique, while you transfer, while you launch pressure – all the things appears extra attainable.

So even in case you’re a zombie on the finish of the day…

Effectively, even zombies can stumble ahead.

So take management of what you possibly can and transfer – intentionally and with goal.

In order that’s one method to improve your life.

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