"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
-., is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of .
"We recognize our own mortality, and we are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth or status or power or fame, but rather how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better."
- Barack Obama, from his recent speech regarding the incident in Arizona.
My name is Mastin Kipp & I am the Founder of The Daily Love.
Photo by Brent Mullins.
Freedom is your birthright. Dr. King had a dream for America that is beginning to take hold. We have a long way to go, but we have also come such a long way.
America is a country where anything is possible. The freedom that America promises has fueled some of the greatest innovation the world has seen. America, at her core, is still the world's symbol of freedom.
This freedom, whether you live in a free country or not, is your birthright. But with freedom, comes responsibility.
To have actually freedom in your life, you must earn it daily. Not in the sense that you will be enslaved, but rather, in the sense that your experience of freedom is up to you.
Where has you enslaved yourself in your life? Are you a slave to an addiction? Are you held prisoner but certain patterns of eating, working, withholding love, or doubting yourself. You see, you have been given the promise of freedom, but it is YOU who has to live up to it, and earn the experience of freedom.
If you are in massive debt, in an abusive relationship or are letting an unhealthy addictive pattern run your life, are you really free? If you don't have the love, abundance and joy in your life that is promised to you, are you REALLY free?
These freedoms must be earned. They are earned everyday through facing your fears, taking calculated risks, admitting when you are wrong, forgiving yourself, forgiving others, by letting go of the need to be right and choosing kindness instead.
Financial freedom is earned by picking yourself up, even when you fall and trying again. Financial freedom is earned by educating yourself about wealth creation, and then putting that education into action.
The freedom to be yourself in a relationship is earned by loving yourself enough to choose a healthy, loving and supportive partner who you accept and who accepts you. Freedom to be yourself is earned by giving loving and setting boundaries.
Freedom exists in most parts of the world today. We have a long way to go for the entire world to be free, but for that to happen, first, YOU must be free.
Your experience of freedom will inspire others to join you. As you break free, you will also have more resources to help others break free.
What thoughts can you change to become free today? What fears can you face? What love can you express today? What bad habit can you eliminate and break free from?
What are you waiting for?
I am free to be ME!
I am who I am, that is that!
Freedom is my birthright!