As we celebrate our freedoms tomorrow, consider this: where lies your freedom?
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
~ Robert Frost
Robert Frost called his freedom being bold. Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Freedom lies within.”
Whether your freedom lies in being bold or it lies within yourself, your personal freedom starts when you choose to live by your own codes and values.
Celebrate your freedom each and every time you choose to be true to you.
When you are true to yourself you are honest with yourself. When you are true to yourself, you open your mind to new ideas and possibilities and to people who are different from you.
It’s a bold move on your part to make the choice to live in a new way. Make the bold step to change the things in your life that keep you from being free.
Life Is Honest, Open and True: You have the freedom to be exactly who you want to be. You can exercise your freedom whenever you choose.
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I am a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Wright believed architecture should be an organic union of the site, the purpose and the structure. He had a firm vision for his life’s work and he is remembered for adhering to his belief that form, function and materials should be well-integrated and complementary.
Frank Lloyd Wright believed architecture should be an organic union of the site, the purpose and the structure. Our lives can be an organic union of our values and priorities and the roles we fill in our community, profession and family.
One of his most well-known homes is Fallingwater, in southwestern Pennsylvania. The house is perfectly integrated into its surroundings. While elegant in its setting, it is well-suited for its purpose as a summer home. Each element of the home, including the furniture Wright designed (never taller than the bottom of the windows so as to not block the view) is intentional and related to all the other elements.
I think his view of this organic union can be applied as a philosophy for living a well-integrated life, a life for which we want to be remembered. Continue reading