All true spirituality seeks to free us from any type of slavery that prevents us from moving along the path and becoming a more loving and lovable person. A valuable exercise to make a regular part of our prayer, reflection, and self- analysis is to seek out and identify areas of addiction and slavery in our lives. They will not go away simply by ignoring them. Every day they will become more powerful until we confront them.
Nothing compares to the freedom of being able to choose the-best- version- of- yourself in the moments of the day. I want that freedom in all things. It is a liberation that nobody can ever take from you. It is the freedom to choose what is good, true, noble, beautiful, and right. I find myself agreeing with Charles Dickens when he wrote, “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.” Matthew Kelly
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