On Freedom . . .

Freedom is…
being able to breath deeply.

Freedom is…
falling down and getting back up again.

Freedom is…
accepting  both pain and happiness as fleeting friends.

Freedom is…
the absence of fear.

Freedom is…
knowing when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Freedom  is…
always moving in stillness.

Freedom is…
a quiet bang.

Freedom is…
forgetting your yesterdays never thinking of tomorrow.

Freedom is…
never  owning anything or owing  anybody.

Freedom is…
receiving with open arms.

Freedom is…
giving without  expectation.

Freedom is…
loving what you are.

Freedom  is…
loving what you are not.

Freedom is…
being brave enough to suffer death so you may receive life.

But most of all,

Freedom is trying never to be free.

To know freedom is to know you.

– Nicholas Payton

On Heaven . . .

Heaven is knowing who you are.
Heaven is seeing that day is day and night is night.
Heaven is not knowing that you’re in heaven.
Heaven is never wanting to go to heaven.

– Nicholas Payton

On Hell . . .

Hell is not knowing who you are.
Hell is wanting something you already have.
Hell is expecting someone to love you more than you.
Hell is believing that hell really exists.

– Nicholas Payton