The Emancipation Proclamation was issued so long ago on this day, Sept. 22, 1862. The main purpose of the proclamation was the freedom of slaves and to restore peace and Union control amidst the civil war.
Looking back into history, we can see how far we've come as a collective. We have made grave mistakes and seen the errors of our ways, healed and made ammends by moving forward in strength and togetherness.
We need to know WHERE we came so stay present and know where we are going.
We might not have been slaves in this era, but at times, we find our self slaves to something that tugs us away from our highest purpose and passion.
Let's discard the ties that bind and explore the idea of freedom and liberation so we can live fully in the present, in our bodies and on the divine right path we are here to explore and share with others.
Celebrate it in history and celebrate it here in your life now.
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. - Albert Einstein.
When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely. Return to the root of the root of your own soul. -Rumi
Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. - Yogi Bhajan
Don't wait to find solid ground, dance in emptiness. - Lama Surya Das
It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing and being peace that we can make peace.- Thich Nhat Hanh
Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide. - Napoleon Bonaparte
You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. - Robert Frost
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. - Albert Camus
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. - Moshe Dayan
We feel free when we escape, even if it be from the frying pan into the fire. - Eric Hoffer
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. - George Washington
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you chose. Anything less is s a form of slavery. - Wayne Dyer
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. - Nelson Mandela
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom. - Malcom X
It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. - Chuck Palahniuk
The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world. - George H. W. Bush
All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word - freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston Churchill.