On Sunday I went to a book meeting. Me, my boyfriend and my mom have recently started attending meetings of a group in Hershey, which isn’t very far from us. It’s not a book group exactly, but they do have group readings of books. The book that we started is called The Philosophy of Freedom by Rudolf Steiner. I believe the group follows the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. He was a philosopher and from what I know of him and his teaching so far is interesting.
But at the meeting on Sunday, we started the book by reading the preface. We are to read Chapter one before September 8th, which is when the next meeting is.
But what a member of the group asked is that at next meeting for people to share what is true freedom to them.
I think this is interesting and I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s answers at the next meeting.
But I have been thinking what I’m going to say, how I’m going to explain what I think true freedom is.
I think true freedom is more than just the freedom we have in America. True freedom is more than just having the choice on who you vote for, the choice in your religion, beliefs, or the choice of your clothes.
But I think true freedom first starts within ourselves, with exploring and learning, sometimes with struggles, and just learning how to completely be yourself and accept yourself as you are. Then, I think we can begin to uncover true freedom and it’s meaning to us.
What is true freedom to you?