Diff’rent Strokes

Daily writing prompt
What does freedom mean to you?

What Does Freedom Mean To Me?

As with anything, words are assigned the meaning that you give to them.

I’ve had varying levels of freedom over the years, each time believing I was free…

Until I became more free.

Freedom is simply the right to choose.

            Now the tricky thing is, Freedom looks different to all of us. I might think freedom is not living in the hood. Others with emotional attachments to their hometown may disagree. I might say freedom is not having religious requirements. Others will assert their freedom while observing the religious requirements. I might say freedom is not working for someone else. Another might say they choose to work for someone else and they are still free. Cant argue with those. Because it’s all a choice.

Choice, Variety, Options will look very, very different from culture to culture and from person to person, because we all have different perspectives. We all want different things out of life. So who is to say how another person should or should not define their freedom? It is true that we are so free we could choose bondage. And many of us unconsciously do, while asserting we are free.

So I’ll leave you to ponder the theme song from Diff’rent Strokes:

Now the world dont move to the beat of just one drum.

What might be right for you, may not be right for some.

Everybody’s got a special kind of story.

Everybody’s got a way to shine.

It dont matter that you got not alot, so what?

You’ll have yours, they’ll have theirs and I’ll have mine.

And together we’ll be fine

‘cause it takes different strokes to rule the world.

Yes it does, it takes different strokes to rule the world.


Published by Cherokee Sunrise

Boy what a shift! Our humanity is shifting, our respective cultures are shifting, These are certainly exciting times we are living in now. And what will we do with these changes? I am writing this quite frankly, because of a feeling. A feeling that I need to do this. Before I started writing, I titled this blog “Healing”. Interesting, because I had no idea what it would be about, but it is about me doing something that I love and healing myself through the process. So, I want to encourage anyone who reads this, to do exactly what you love and you will be healed. Healed from the stress of repressing something that is dying to get out. Healed by the ability to break free and do exactly what you want to do. Don’t care about the details, not anymore. My path has led me to this place, at this time, right now, to begin doing what I love and I will follow that path as I always do. Listen to your body, and it will tell you what it needs. Namaste. Wishing every human and animal on planet Earth heartfelt LOVE and peace of mind. Cherokee Sunrise! Cherokee resides in New Jersey and can be reached at: seymourpublishing@gmail.com

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