What does this mean-‘free’? I’ve had a shirt with this statement emblazoned across it for several years now. When I first began wearing it the meaning of ‘free’ was very different than it is now. Then it stood for the breaking free from the binds of a debilitating, soul-sucking marriage. I wore it proudly, like a peacock in full regalia, displaying my new found self discovery and unshackling.
Three years out, a little worn and faded, but still strongly proclaiming ‘BE.free’, this tshirt still gets regularly worn with pride. But now, a gentle honesty replaces that frenzied unshackling of its first days. The amusement ride of this phase of freedom is everlasting. It is not the roller coaster but the water ride. It twists and turns through pools and into hidden coves you are unaware of at the onset. Yet, you know you’re safe in the controllers care for he holds the necessary knowledge and skill for this task. With excitement building you come through to the end of the ride to indulge in the joy of a trip well taken.
This ‘free’ is of trusting. This free is of believing, releasing grip, surrendering and having faith. This ‘free’ is where it’s at and the ride I’m on for the duration. I’ve repunched my ticket and I get to stay seated for a good long time. in love. trish.