to be free

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. - Galatians 5:13

Freedom/to be free is both freedom to and freedom from

It's a feeling. A feeling of liberation or a weight being lifted off your shoulders. A feeling of release; of letting go. A feeling of clarity

We are free from the unnecessary weight and stress of life that we often place on ourselves. 
We are free of our expectations of ourselves and society's expectations of us. 
We are free from all the crap that holds us down. 
We are free from our brokenness. 

We are often our own worst enemy, and so we're given this freedom to release ourselves from our own clutches.

We are free to breathe; free to engage; free to embrace; free to live.

We are free to fail; free to ache; free to fall; free to try again.

We are free to create; free to explore; free to wander; free to feel.

We are free to be.

We are free.

Freedom is that liberating sigh of relief. 

Freedom is that breath of fresh air. 

Freedom is that gut-filled shout you give at the top of your lungs, standing by yourself in the middle of a forest or at a crosswalk on the crowded streets of New York City, as time seems to stop for one simple moment of clarity and release. 

Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. The spirit of the Lord, it dwells within you. Wherever you go, you bring freedom with you.

Certain people  make us immediately feel comfortable; their genuine hearts and warm smiles make us feel free to put down our defences. Something about these people puts our hearts at ease and makes us feel safe.

Those people? They are freedom.

They embody freedom.

They are what it means to bring freedom with you wherever you go.

You, yourself… you are freedom.

You are free.