Freedom, Not Free Will


If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • You do not have free will. I’m sorry if I’m the first to break that to you.

    What you have is total freedom to choose how you will follow the laws of the universe. If you try to change or break or ignore the laws you will struggle and suffer. That’s not a threat. It isn’t divine retribution.

    Let’s look at it another way.

    You can cook toast in your toaster. But should you decide to boil water in your toaster, or worse, that you are going to try to keep the electricity coming down the cables at bay with your fingers, I assure you, you’re going to suffer. The electricity isn’t vengeful. It’s just electricity. You just don’t have that kind of power or free will. But you do have the resourcefulness to invent a better kind of toaster if you want to.

    See what I mean?

    Now, that’s electricity, but what about the law of attraction? The one that says, “Ask and it is given”?

    You have an incredible gift; one in which you do have total freedom – and that is the gift of imagination. With imagination you can change your thoughts – what you think about and how you think about a thing. As you do that, you’ll notice that your feelings will follow.

    You can make yourself feel good – at will. You have that freedom. So why don’t you use it?

    This is not a universe where you look at something and react with worry or fear, but to watch our news and most people’s behaviour, you’d think so, wouldn’t you?

    What you perceive every day with your five senses isn’t reality – it’s results! The results of what you have thought and believed – in general – thus far in your life.

    If you consciously and consistently change your general thoughts and beliefs, your reality will change too. Not instantly – there’s a time lag. Plant seeds and you will get plants – eventually.

    Seeds are a good metaphor for us. I planted some herb seeds – chives and parsley among others. Where I planted chive seeds, chives began to grow, and parsley where the parsley seeds were and so on.

    So what? you ask.

    Well, if you plant seeds of success and happiness in your mind, and constantly nourish those seeds, it is inevitable that you will start to see success and happiness filling your life. You need to do this even if your five senses are telling you that right now things are different to that. Because “right now” was planted in your mind some time ago. Today’s circumstances are the fruits of your old thoughts!

    Plant new seeds, get new plants.

    Plant and nurture every day the seeds of a fulfilling, joyous life and that’s exactly what you will have. I promise because it wasn’t my idea. It was God’s.

    Trevor Emdon

    Losing both my mother and sister by the age of nine, I figured that our family had reasons to be unhappy. In my teens I began to look for ways to enjoy my life, only to discover that people all around me were unhappy for no reason!

    Hating their jobs, their bodies, relationships and each other were just standard daily fare!

    So I trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy, studied Eastern philosophies and metaphysics, went to the U.S. to attend Anthony Robbins' "Mastery University" and one day discovered that I not only had been happy for a good while, but that I was pretty good at passing my wisdom onto others - and it was changing their lives.

    I am now in my 50s, happily married, live in a gorgeous rural English village, have great health, and make some of my income from my self help work online and some from psychiatric nursing. 

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