Intentional pursuit of freedom

In myself,

In others.

I’m sad when I see

people settling.

Settling for less freedom

than they could have.

Tied up, restricted,

a shadow of their full selves.

Not accessing

what’s freely offered to them.


Not a licence for chaos

Not a license for selfishness or boundary-less-ness

which could hurt others,

or ourselves.


from what holds us back


from fear, from sorrow, from bitterness, from past hurts, from anger,

from stuff we don’t have to settle with.


to be all we can be.


to be the fullness of you.

Don’t settle.

That freedom is available.

Pursue it.


All poems and original writing on this blog are Copyright © Hilary Murdoch 2013

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