As we remember and honor the beloved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr today, I found myself contemplating his words “Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last!”
Interestingly enough, his message is more relevant today than ever, given the continued racial injustice, inequality, pandemic lock down, the fight against democracy and everything else in between. Not to mention our own sense of well-being.
How liberating would it be to truly feel free at last?
The first place we must be freed is in our hearts and minds. With this level of freedom, we’ll find a reverence for life, a recognition of self in others and, most importantly, the connection to our own light, love and power that’ll not only benefit us in a profound way, but will serve highest good of all.
The path to cultivating this freedom is through another wisdom shared by Dr.King: “Be the peace that you wish to see in the world.” Because we cannot give what we do not have, if we’re lacking peace and freedom within, it’s impossible to extend to and share it with others.
The great news is every minute of every day we get to choose.
As we look at our world, relationships, dreams, or any area of our lives where we’re sincerely desiring change, let’s commit to creating freedom, peace, acceptance, healing and joy on earth by first allowing them to begin within us.
This is the path to creating effective and lasting change, and the best way to honor the legacy of Dr. King and finally make his dream a reality.