Have you ever been locked up?


Have you ever lost your freedom?

Some people say they have. Some people say they haven’t.

A surprising number of people though, who say they haven’t, have got it wrong. Because, they, like me, will have gone through periods in their lives where they have been imprisoned by their own thoughts.

“I’m not good enough”,”I’m too old”, “I’m too young”, “I’m too fat”, “I’m too thin”, “I’m too qualified”, ” I’m not qualified enough!” etc., etc., etc….mental prison bars that we erect in front of ourselves to restrict our freedom.

We find ourselves locked up in a prison of our own making. Our freedom lost as surely as if we were in Wormwood Scrubs.

And that’s very dangerous. As Red said in The Shawshank Redemption…

 “These walls are funny. First you hate ‘em, then you get used to ‘em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That’s institutionalised”.

 Don’t get institionalised. Smash down those bars. Stage a jail break!

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