Freedom

In three weeks I will be finished in the business – forever.

We have decided to go away for nearly 4 months. That’s locked in. And although I don’t have cash to burn, the truth is I can take my family anywhere in the world. I’m not used to such freedom. 9 years of specialisation – working on a business and raising a family – has so many of the upsides, but freedom is not one of them. Today, again, I’m a little daunted by the prospect of freedom. Where there is real freedom perhaps the only thing that propels and contains is desire. My desire is a muted voice in the recesses of my soul. Speak up!

Then there is the much bigger question of where, after our travels, my (and Emma’s) desire takes me in 2013 and beyond. For now, that freedom is way too big to be matched with my timid (furtive?) desire. One step at a time.

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2 Responses to Freedom

  1. Michael says:

    I know you’ve heard these verses before, but I think they are apposite:
    “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.'” Gen 12:1
    “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Heb 11:8

  2. Hey thanks Michael.
    My brother sent me the lyrics of this song yesterday.
    White Owl by Josh Garrels

    When the night comes,
    and you don’t know which way to go
    Through the shadowlands,
    and forgotten paths,
    you will find a road

    Like an owl you must fly by moonlight with an open eye,
    And use your instinct as a guide, to navigate the ways that lays before you,
    You were born to, take the greatest flight

    Like a serpent and a dove, you will have wisdom born of love
    To carry visions from above into the places no man dares to follow
    Every hollow in the dark of night
    Waiting for the light
    Take the flame tonight

    Child the time has come for you to go
    You will never be alone
    Every dream that you have been shown
    Will be like living stone
    Building you into a home
    A shelter from the storm

    Like a messenger of peace, the beauty waits be released
    Upon the sacred path you keep, leading deeper into the unveiling
    As your sailing, across the great divide

    Like a wolf at midnight howls, you use your voice in darkest hours
    To break the silence and the power, holding back the others from their glory
    Every story will be written soon
    The blood is on the moon
    Morning will come soon

    Child the time has come for you to go
    You will never be alone
    Every dream that you have been shown
    Will be like living stone
    Building you into a home
    A shelter from the storm

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