Tiny Wisdom: On Using Freedom

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”  ~William Faulkner

Let’s face it: In a world where work is a requirement, a lot of us will end up spending at least some time doing things we wouldn’t choose to do. If we’re passionate and determined, we can create a world where we work is enjoyable, and maybe even create the conditions to work fewer hours.

But what’s important is what we do with the time we have on any given day.

You might not be able to travel internationally right now, but you can visit a museum on your off day. You might not feel like you have enough time to write a book, but you can start writing a blog at night.

When we choose to do, instead of lamenting what we can’t do, something miraculous happens: We start feeling more passionate and alive while planting seeds for positive change.

Time is the ultimate currency in life, and it slips away, every minute, every hour, and every day regardless of how we choose to spend it.

Today if you feel overwhelmed by all the things you have to do, ask yourself: How can I use the remaining time in a way that feels purposeful and joyful?

Photo by Eustaquio Santimano

About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, and Tiny Buddha's Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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