Cave Living or Free? Where Are You Living?

Do We Live In A Cave? Two years ago, wanting to refresh my memory about Plato’s “The Allegory of The Cave,” I re-read some scholarly articles on the work. One that I came across was actually a professorial assignment.  Students were asked to write an essay responding to the question whether the work remains relevant today. The professor wrote: “In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, he describes a world where prisoners live chained in a cave. The puppeteers cast shadows on the wall and these shadows construct reality for the


I Promise: To Be Fully Free

Mission Accomplished It is one of the many promises to myself that I have kept: to be fully free. Now 51 years old, my journey has taken me across many of the places that we call countries. This is the best time of my life. The period of full personal freedom. This was a promise made to myself six years ago. At the time, my blog was hosted elsewhere and under a different name. The article that I wrote highlighting this promise is republished today as part of our current

Weekly Roundup: “Let Freedom Reign”

The Right To Live “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”  ― Nelson Mandela Not all truth is comfortable. One such is the truth, the deepest truth about a most precious “commodity” for some and a way of being taken for granted by others. Freedom. Whether the late Nelson Mandela was being inclusive in the statement quoted above or he was speaking to his personal history will not be debated. What is important is


How To Stop Saying “No” To Your Personal Freedom

Emotional Suicide Previously published on November 3, 2014 Do you know anyone who hangs on for dear life even though the situation they are in is literally or at least emotionally killing them? When my first marriage slipped off the rocks and was rapidly heading to the bottom of a very steep cliff, some people advised me to work on it for the sake of my child. Only 22 years old but very clear that my body could not stand any more beatings nor was I ready to subdue my