I wonder who I could ask this question to. Our minds are so locked down right now, screaming to be free.
Where do you even begin to look? How can I find it? Did I ever have it? Will it cost me?
Freedom. What's the cost?
Honestly speaking, this post came to me while drifting to sleep last night. I always ask myself a series of questions before I officially begin to dream but while searching for answers about the Revolution, Black Supremacy, White Supremacy and the like, I came up with nothing. But however I also did find that all whites are not racist and all blacks aren't Revolutionaries.
But then I let my mind wander a bit without my conscience navigating and it hit me: When will I be free? I want to ask somebody on the street today "Umm...excuse me. But have you seen my Freedom?"
So many of us ask this question: Mostly symbolically or subconsciously. Where can we find freedom as a People, as a Nation?...a Nation of Slaves, both mental and physical. Let me not go into the cliche' aspects of the Universe but ponder on my thought of: Freedom.
Webster's Dictionary defines Freedom as: The quality or state of being free: as a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action B: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous
I highlighted/ bolded some words in that definition because they are, to me, the most important. All of these things which this definition characterizes as Freedom: Liberation (from SLAVERY/ Restraint), POWER (from another) are all things that cannot be given to anyone. They cannot be bought (although some believe that money = power) or Sold (even though our Ancestors were).
I can become rich and famous, want for nothing in this world and live on Islands unknown to humanity, but still, am I Free?
"See, I been-a-trying to find my Freedom, See. We been-a-pushin' and goin' a long-a-ways see...want my Freedom see...want myyyy Freedom see!".............Do you hear your Ancestors singing?.....
I would be lying if I said I knew all the answers, or even all the questions. But I do wanna know: Have you seen my Freedom?
Is my Freedom on a t.v. screen or in a magazine. Is my Freedom in that paper that glows green, and makes even the most Righteous man scheme?
My Freedom, My Free.
Will you ever find me?
But I found my Free, under a tree, within the earth...sat there, that book and me. Freedom is learning, Freedom is knowledge, Freedom is not half the shit they teach you in college! (Shoutouts to HU...Ha!)
If you notice one thing I didn't list as what can make me free is consciously freeing my mind.
"To free my mind, takes time, but when mastered, is sublime."
It would only make sense that the only way I can answer this question the same way I received it. If you recall, this question came to me while I was letting my mind float. Therefore, it only makes sense to me that the ANSWER would come to me the same way.
Freedom is Mental, therefore Elemental and Instrumental...to Change.
Change. Some people hear that word and become afraid but Change is Natural my dear, Change is all around you.
I have the answer to my question, and although I may not always apply this Knowledge, simply knowing is the best start.
Free your MIND...and everything else shall follow behind.
(Since Brother Malcolm visited me last night and probably is most of the Inspiration for this post as well, may I share with you some of his thoughts?)
"Nobody can give you Freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."
"You can't seperate peace and Freedom because no one can be at Peace unless he has his freedom."
- Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
And with that said, Peace to all. Peace be with you. Uhuru, Knowledge and Greetings from the Most High...Neteru!
Free your MIND......and leave all the rest behind.....