Free like the wind caressing the air on a windy day
Free like the birds flying high above the sky
Free like a leaf floating down the river
To be free is just what I want…
But somehow it feels so out of reach
Retain by fear, judgment, and self-doubt
Like being locked up in a prison where no bars are visible yet unable to flee
My courage and faith gradually diminish with each fail attempt
Somehow need to find the strength to break away from this prison but just don’t know how
No longer will be suppressed by nonsense insecurities so escaping is the only answer
The strength becomes greater with each step taken towards the exit feeling more like the Incredible Hulk
Strong enough to bend the bars that have held me captive for so long
Finally, I’m able to step to the other side and be free once and for all
Being free from whatever is holding us back is a dream obtained only by a few lucky ones. It is impossible to escape when you have been held captive by negativity, fears, doubts, people, and unwanted situations for so long. Suddenly, we are slaves to living a life that we don’t want yet are too afraid to break free. As a result, we become accustomed to it when we shouldn’t.
For instant, you want to wear this cute baby blue silk off-the-shoulder dress that you have been dying to wear for a while now but are afraid to. You just can imagine yourself pulling off the dress confidently and without a care in the world. Unfortunately, it is all just an illusion. The reality of it is that you wouldn’t dare to wear it in public because of your fears are greater than your desire. “It wouldn’t look good. I don’t have the body for it. It will make my leg appear skinnier than they already are.” All these unrealistic thoughts keep running through your mind reminding you why you shouldn’t wear it when you should. In conclusion, fear, doubts, and negativity are preventing us from doing what we want to do.
The problem is that we want to escape but don’t know how to or are too afraid of what we will find on the other side once we let go of whatever is holding us back. Often it comes to a point where we questioned everything we want thinking that it is wrong wanting what we so desperately want. For example, wanting to quit a job in which you are miserable at but don’t because you are afraid of communicating your decision to your boss and the hardships that might come with it. Also feeling obligated to stay in a relationship because you don’t want to hurt the other person. The thing is that we think of ourselves last becoming stuck in a place where we so desperately want to evade. We need to break the chain or unlock the cage and learn how to be free. Free to be ourselves in a place where people point the finger at you for being different. Free to go where ever you want to go without having people directing you. Escape from whatever is holding you back and be free!
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