Start Your Freedom Project

Today is the day to start your freedom project. Whether it’s developing a video game, working on a car, or joining a volunteer organization, now is the time to push forward and start pursuing the life of your dreams.

What will it take to get you started? Does it mean quitting a job that you hate? So be it. Does it mean ending a relationship that isn’t working out? So be it. Does it mean stop being lazy? So be it! It is your birthright to live a free life, and it is only fear that stops you from doing it.

Is it difficult to face adversity? Of course. Is it uncomfortable to explore new territory? Definitely. But what is life worth if it is not spent living? We can no longer drag our heels and wait for the world to change.

Eliminate the past, and you have a clear future. Living in the moment is the only way to experience life at its fullest, so start now. Be spontaneous, and create a new identity. You are not the person who you’ve been in the past, you are a sovereign creator being, and it is time to start acting that way.

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  1. Indeed good words, and I agree with much of this in general. The real devil is in the details of real change and development of a fear-based paradigm to a love-based paradigm, both individually and collectively. I have done research on use of “fear-based” and what I see as inadequate construction of its meaning. The article I just wrote on this is available in free pdf “The Problem of Defining the Concept of ‘Fear-based.'” (go to and scroll down for document). I invite us to have further dialogues on this to improve our effectiveness in bringing about the changes we want. Here is the Abstract to that technical paper:
    Abstract: Over the past 25 years of systematic research on fear and fearlessness, the author has found an ever-increasing use of the term “fear-based” by many and diverse authors, teachers, professionals and citizens-at-large. Particularly in the last decade the term, much like “culture of fear,” has become popular across disciplines and is reflective of an interest, by diverse peoples, in human motivation at this deepest core “emotional” level. Most every writer-critic, in a binary (polarized) way of thinking, believes (or argues) that “fear-based” is negative and destructive, if not the source of all conflict, evil, and pathology—it appears a universal knowledge and “truth” that this is so. Love-based is usually held up as the opposite (i.e., binary stance). Although the author (a fearologist) has also taken that binary positioning for many years, upon recent philosophical reflection and some research, this is less than a satisfactory position, especially without nuancing its validity more systematically and without having the critical dialogues required to ferret out what we are talking about. He concludes, typically, this increase of usage of the “fear-based” label, important as it is, has not been very enlightening but rather repetitive, moralistically judgmental and cliché, because of little to no conceptual defining, theoretical critiques, specific measurable assessments, or critical thinking of what to do with the term “fear-based” when it is opposed (for example) to “love-based” in real life situations, with real actors and organizations coming from either fear-based or love-based paradigms. The many (and increasing) critics of anything “fear-based” always implicitly or explicitly identify as not fear-based (i.e., more or less, love-based) and morally superior. Without more critical analysis of the concept and its uses, the author feels the labeling starts to become embedded in ideology, secular and religious, turning at worst into extreme violent ideologism—an oppressive way to think. This introductory paper, a philosophical reflection based on fearlessness (and a critical integral approach), offers an initial discussion of these problems of using the label “fear-based” and offers some recommendations of how to improve our methodologies, claims of truth, and teaching (i.e., education about, for example, fear and love as root motivational constructs).

    -R. Michael Fisher, Ph.D.

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