Harmony comes when we play our separate parts together.

Please reflect and share. How does this play out in your life?

We all understand wanting to do our own thing. Our ability to make our own decisions and pursue life in our own unique way is vital to our sense of personal freedom. We value our independence and can clearly see its benefits—when it applies to us.

It can be a bit more difficult to appreciate the importance of personal freedom as it applies to others. While we’re convince we know what’s best for us, our moral authority—at least in our own eyes–appears to extend to others as well. We may not feel the call to grant others the same right to self-determination that we so crave for ourselves.

Today’s message reminds me that beauty and balance can only exist when we all can create our own paths. Coercion and constraints, however well-intentioned, hamper free expression and reduce the chances for harmonic coexistence. I am at my freest when I wish others to be free as well.

How about you? How do you feel about personal freedoms?