A very obvious theme today, as the 5th of may is Dutch Liberation Day. The day we celebrate the liberation of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. It is a day of gratitude and celebration. And we should. But at the same time I feel sad. Cause isn’t it so, that we in our thriving society daily take other people’s freedom away? Not physically this time, but mentally? I wrote about this before, but I think today is a good moment to refresh…
Because why is it that we generally tend to put each other in boxes, these frameworks? Don’t we take away the other one’s authenticity, their creativity, their ability to learn by doing that? Somehow it makes us feel safe. We can close boxes, put people in closets, order them in any rank we might like or fit us at that moment. We have this friend in the upper right drawer and one in the left cabinet and we can have our pick whenever we like. And put them back whenever we like. It’s like a menu, at what moment in your life you need who. This all feels very controllable and safe. The sad thing is, that by doing so, we don’t see the greatness in the other person. We don’t fit in drawers or boxes, we are all so much bigger than that! But unless you dare to stand out in the crowd and open up this closet of yours, you’ll never be able to witness the wholeness of another human being.
And let me be very clear. I as well get myself caught up in judging someone once in a while. Just as long as you notice this, you are able to set them free again. So dare live in the full trust that we are all here with our own mission and therefor our own history and backpack. All precisely formed in order for you to live your greatest potential. So don’t wait any longer, open up your drawers, empty your closets, drop your judgement and be surprised of what people can show you, learn you or be, when you hold space for them and allow them to grow. And at the same time please embrace yourself for who you are. So you can shine your light too, as the world cannot afford you not to.
That is what freedom is all about to me. And if we all do this, we can give the example that is needed to show people who are lost the right way again. Their own way. And this will clear the path to an energy driven world, in which all people can be free. Shall we just remind each other once in a while?