Freedom can be defined as “the power to determine action without restraint “. Think about that…freedom is the POWER to determine action without restraint.
It is a “power”, isn’t it? …and you probably don’t even know that you have it until someone takes it away.
On the east coast of the USA, there is a tiny island. On that island there are two herds of wild ponies. The ponies at Assateague Island don’t know that they’re free.* They have run wild on that island that borders the states of Virginia and Maryland for hundreds of years. To the ponies, freedom is like breathing – something assumed, something unthought-of. As they race through the surf, their life appears to us to be the embodiment of freedom. It’s breathtaking! They don’t know that their freedom is actually a gift… a blessing…something that can be taken away at any time. I’m sure that if they knew how easy it is to become confined – restrained – they would glory in their movement through the sand and sunshine even more.
It is a powerful thing, being free– to be able to choose, to be unconfined, unrestrained. If we are truly free, then we are such lucky folks…so, let’s glory in it!