I’m going to admit something publicly that very few people know. While I typically avoid reality television like the plague, I’ve succumbed to the fantastic spectacle that is ‘Duck Dynasty.’ I don’t know how it started, but the friends that know me find it quite amusing because my ideologies and theirs couldn’t be more different. Or are they?
I don’t own a firearm (we’ll steer clear of this argument for now), I don’t hunt or kill anything for fun, and I’m not exactly conservative. That said, there have been some (dare I say insightful) quotes to come out of that show that have made me think. We all of the same basic needs and desires; at our inner most core, we act from a place of love; and we all want some sort of freedom.
In one particular episode, the characters have an argument about becoming ‘too corporate’ which leads to an ‘off road’ tantrum of mud bogging only for their truck to get stuck in the middle of nowhere. The parting quote made me laugh out loud, “If you are going down the road and see a truck stuck in the mud you know what happened… liberation.”
We all want freedom. Freedom from obligations, freedom from constraints whether it be work, health, finances, dependence or family. Liberation can take on any form, and is different for everyone. For some people, liberation is jumping out of an airplane. For others, it’s sending the family on vacation and curling up alone with a book for the weekend, and for others, it’s getting a truck stuck in the mud.
While I’d love to go ‘off the grid’ at some point, for now, I find freedom in other ways. For me, time on my yoga mat always creates space for liberation within. Even if it’s only 5 minutes, I find liberation from thought, obligation and time.
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you,” -Jean Paul Satre
Where do you find liberation?
– Your charmed yogi