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#Freedom of #Thought

Most people are or have been under the false impression we can think what we like.

Maybe that’s what we think we think, but unless we’re off the grid, cut off from the rest of society, we are wrong.

Viktor Frankl explained others can take everything of you away, but they can’t take away your thoughts. What they can do instead is manipulate them.

Our thinking is controlled and managed by the culture and society we inhabit, mostly by the media we expose ourselves to and the people with whom we associate.

Sometimes we find ourselves thinking about something and a ‘little voice’ kicks in to say “you shouldn’t be thinking that – it’s not good for you”, or “people will laugh at you” and so on.

Our freedom to think whatever we wish is restricted.

Not just through our own core values or moral or ethical code but by more  immediate manipulation, usually by people trying to make us do, or not do something or buy into something ultimately for their benefit; to enhance their freedom as they see it, which is usually not to our highest good.

Besides manipulating our thinking through media, drama, advertising, art, and straightforward propaganda others also get a good idea of what we are thinking from the way we behave in response to their efforts and even before they attempt to influence us.

They get this from our body language, how we dress, how we hold ourselves, and how we behave in other ways. We tell others a lot about ourselves without saying a word.

But of course, that depends on how they ‘read’ us. Don’t give away your secret thoughts by what you do and say. Be who you are and keep your own counsel.

Monday Mastermind

Starting in June The Freedom Academy will be presenting an ongoing series of 20 minute free mastermind broadcasts on topics relevant to personal freedom. There will be four themes, broadly related to energy and the dimensions, the ‘balance sheet’ of living, the keys to personal freedom and emerging technology. To find out what we mean by all this please do attend the webinars. They will be on alternate Monday mornings (GMT) with 10 minutes available for questions – half an hour in all. Watch out for the schedule on LinkedIn, Twitter, and other media

What Is The Freedom Academy?

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The Freedom Academy provides coaching, therapy, and learning. We have lots of resources you can use and will be holding many evets you can attend. Our learning and coaching programmes span three levels: ‘Learning’ (the basics), ‘Development’ (advanced level) and ‘Transformation’ (the ‘graduate’ level). In other words, the ‘what’, the ‘why’, and the ‘how’ of life.

You can join on a ‘one-off’ basis taking one programme at a time, or you can become a member when you’ll get a set of programmes and resources available to you depending on your level. Even when you just register for free you get access to parts of the Academy.

Our mission is to free you from the constraints of the third dimension and introduce you to what you can achieve in the fourth and fifth and beyond. We’d love to have you on board.