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Freedom

Freedom

"We do not have to “gain” freedom because freedom has always been with us and is not something to be gained in the end through strict and faithful adherence to some definite formulas. Formulas can only inhibit freedom and pre-formations only squelch creativity and impose mediocrity." - 🥋Bruce Lee 🥋

There are three levels of freedom we need to differentiate:

1st is Realistic, Basic, or Fundamental Freedom: 

2nd is Freedom of Action or Choice:

3rd is Ultimate Freedom or Freedom of the Mind, Body, and Soul: 

This is the type of freedom Bruce Lee is referring to. It is absolute and unencumbered by all external factors.  Preached by Taoists and Stoics alike...

Meditate

Meditate

"Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our mental pool of resources — knowledge, insight, information, inspiration, and all the fragments populating our minds — that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways." - Maria Popova⠀

If we could access everything we've ever learned. ⠀

If we could project our imagination in real-time. ⠀

Anything would be possible, right?⠀

What if, for the last 5000 years of human history, such a practice existed?⠀

Any kind of mindfulness practice, meditation, flow state, deep focus, are all tried & true options. ⠀

Have your pick 😉