July is here.
And so is the fourth.
Independence day: beer, friends, BBQ and of course loud and colorful fireworks. All traditional celebratory independence manners, that as the dictionary would note, are showing desire for freedom.
And don't we all desire freedom?
And here we could start a long conversation, done many times in endless nights with friends, philosophers, politicians, musicians and artists.
I am still committed to it, as I was back then, but now I go one step further inside myself this time. Into the invisible, into my spirit. And that's where I find my freedom clarity. That's the first step to start and then, eventually, move onto action for sharing and promoting freedom with the world around.
The words of Gabrielle Roth, once again, come to mind:
“It takes discipline to be a free spirit.”
Discipline! Regular dancing is my discipline. Dancing my freedom with discipline. Following Gabrielle's maps, searching for the movements that free the parts of my body that have been enslaved and constricted by conventions, fears, impositions, proper rules, bigotry and religious stigmas.
To experience the connection with the earth, the fire within, the cleansing of the water and the lightness of the air. To discover freedom in my spirit.
Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose, says Janis Joplin. Oh, I love her too.