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Daily Writing Prompt Challenge 03-25-2015

I’d like to propose a daily writing prompt challenge. The original post is here . The prompts come from a book titled More Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations . It consists of daily quotes from various Buddhist writings intended to inspire, to get the reader to think or feel. I wish to express this reaction in writing and hope to motivate others to do so also.

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The prompt for today, March 25, is:

Your life is restricted. Yet, you can find freedom within restriction .

The most important freedom is choosing how to respond to those restrictions. I can accept or reject the restrictions in my life. Some restrictions are there for a purpose—speed limits—and are broken only with consequences. I have to accept them, at least up to a certain point. Some restrictions are in place because of circumstances—my height, for example—that I can’t control. I have to accept that. I have to pick my battles.

But I don’t have to accept unjust restrictions. I have to arm myself before engagements, weigh the costs before going in.

Or so I tell myself.


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Alexandoy wrote on March 25, 2015, 10:55 PM

Freedom comes with responsibility too.

msiduri wrote on March 25, 2015, 10:57 PM

Well, responsibility is another form of restriction, I guess.

peachpurple wrote on March 26, 2015, 1:47 AM

can you find freedom when there is restriction? How?

msiduri wrote on March 26, 2015, 10:22 AM

The movie you describe doesn't ring a bell. The mind is unrestricted. When my husband's mother recently had to be in a nursing home, she told us that she staved off boredom by recalling her happy memories.

msiduri wrote on March 26, 2015, 10:26 AM

There is nothing that is unrestricted. There are practical restrictions—one has to sleep, eat, take care of bodily needs, etc. One can only walk so far, run so fast, and all that. So you are given restriction for any activity. You are also given a certain amount of freedom within that activity. I made the argument that the most important freedom is to react to the restrictions in place. Some restrictions are acceptable and some are not.