Friday, March 24, 2006

What will you do with that Freedom?

If you’ve read my profile you know that Braveheart is one of my favorite movies. I love movies where ordinary men do extraordinary things. For me, one of the most inspirational scenes in the movie is when William Wallace addresses the army made up of his Scottish countrymen. He challenges them with this question “What will you do with that freedom?”

As I pursue my quest for the Emancipation of the Freed, I offer the same challenge… What will YOU do with YOUR freedom?

Have you considered that there is a purpose to your freedom and maybe that purpose is bigger than you? For some of us the most exercise our freedom gets is to kick off our shoes, enjoy a good meal and the latest episode of the Sopranos. Hey, rest is a wonderful thing and few people enjoy a good meal as much as I do. However, there is more to freedom than the comfort of my lazy boy, the flavor of my wife’s lasagna and wondering if Tony gets wacked this week.

Freedom is for the battles to be fought and won. Freedom is for adventures to be explored. Freedom is for the fair maidens to be rescued. Freedom is for what’s inside the box AND what’s out side the box. Freedom is more than black, white gray & beige. Freedom is brilliant bright reds, blues, yellows & greens. Freedom is to color inside the line and to color where lines never existed. Freedom is to honor our heritage but also to write our own history. A history that will inspire our children and our grandchildren onto greater depths in their own exploration of freedom. Freedom is to go where we have never gone and do what we have never done. Freedom is to try and fail and try again and fail and try again and again and again.

Later in that same scene Wallace ends his challenge with these words:

“Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!

You have a chance today to live in freedom, what will you do with it? Open your eyes today and sees the colors you’ve never seen before, tastes the flavors, hear the sounds…and live.


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