â€œI know where Iâ€™m going and I know the truth and I donâ€™t have to be what you want me to be.Â Iâ€™m free to be what I want.â€
The words of Muhammed Ali, a man who for better or worse defied everything, did it his way.Â While these words resonate for me, about the only thing I can say that differs is that I feel more than I know.
To me, knowledge is fleeting.Â While I have always sought and believed in something more, I now realize that it was more a seeking meaning versus knowing.Â The more I know, the less I actually do, it limits me.Â I was once told: the moment you label is the moment you begin to close the doors on every other possibility.
But feeling, feeling is everything.Â I remember throughout the darkness of adolescence telling people â€œI hate feeling, I hate being human.â€Â I have a greater understanding today why that is and Iâ€™m sure it will grow deeper with the turning of the pages in my story.
I believe that life in its simplest form is energy, it is feeling.Â How we experience those feelings may be different but ultimately, if we allow it, that feeling itself can be shared.Â So while we can never walk in anotherâ€™s shoes, we can surely empathize(at times sympathize) with a feeling and share this journey with others in a deeper, fuller way.
Children are the greatest example.Â Havenâ€™t you seen where one child cries and other children begin to cry as well?Â Itâ€™s because they feel.Â They feel so much, love, and enjoy every aspect of being.Â Society has not yet tainted everything for them.
All this being said, whatâ€™s my point, yada yada yada, we really are truly free to be what we want.Â We are free to connect with others and live one long experience of meaning.
That is the one thing Iâ€™ll say I feel that I know.Â (Wink wink).