Dating a free spirit

A free spirit functions best when she is left to her own devices.

We are the people who constantly practice being in the moment because we struggle with it the most.Our friends snap fingers in front of our faces when we drift off mid-sentence. Our way of thinking is not a straight line, but rather a winding maze that we are trying to navigate. To the contrary, we're usually too busy being self-aware of our brains, body, emotions and actions to concentrate on our immediate surroundings.Sometimes the real world is far too harsh for free spirits. We absorb others' pain, pleasure, anxiety, contentedness, fear and courage.Free spirits have an incredible thirst for knowledge.We're constantly attempting to make sense of the world in which we dwell.I took her advice to heart over the years, so it’s no surprise that I ended up being a free spirit myself. Free spirits live in a world that is constantly trying to define us and curb our very essence: Whether it's our bra constricting us, or society telling us we cannot think, feel or act a certain way, when we are restricted from being who we are, we shut down. We love waking up every morning, knowing this day will be vastly different from the last.We feel spiritually claustrophobic when we're faced with days of constant similarity.I remember going through puberty and my mother telling me I didn’t have to shave my legs or wear a bra if I didn’t want to.She taught me that makeup, clothing and all other objects of vanity should be tools to make me happy, not anyone else.One day, we may be practicing Buddhism and the next day, we may be interested in Astrology.We take in all religion and spirituality, and we construct these beliefs into a single ideology that fits within our lives.

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