We are building a community of free spirits. This may seem surprising at first. After all, we free spirits are independent people. When given a choice, we will follow our own hearts over the will of the group. That is why we have a hard time with institutions that try to impose arbitrary rules on us: schools, churches, government, corporations, or the military. We are drawn to: style over fashion; spirituality over religion; freestyle dancing over choreography; self-employment over a 9-to-5 job; informal get-togethers over structured meetings; distance learning over the classroom; and independence over conformity.
How do you build a community of non-conformists? And why would you? The simple answer is that a free spirit is not necessarily a lone wolf. In fact, we value the right kinds of community—ones that foster creativity, fairness, joyful cooperation, respect, peace, well-being, play, self-empowerment, mutual acceptance, loving kindness, and sustainability. We know that the experience of being fully alive is only intensified when it is shared.
So, why would free spirits come together to form community? The most obvious reason is: fun! We enjoy the company of those who aspire to live life to the fullest. Nothing is more infectious than love and laughter, enthusiasm and elation, passion and compassion, joy and jubilation. We are inspired by each other’s inspiration. Our euphoria feeds off one another in an upward spiral.
Another reason to come together is the power of community. We have greater freedom to be ourselves when we are in the company of individuals who support our personal journey wholeheartedly, celebrate our achievements, understand the unique challenges we face, have a lifetime of wisdom to share, accept us without judgment or expectation, never seek to impose their will on us, welcome us with open arms and an open heart, and are delighted and grateful to be treated in the same way by us.
This blog is a forum where your voice will be heard and your unique perspective welcomed. Please feel free to share your story: What does it mean to you to be a free spirit? How has your life path diverged from the norm? When did you first realize that your destiny was to live in unconventional ways? And what advice would you give to someone trying to find their own path in the face of conformity pressure?
Please feel free to explore the other pages on this website, as well, and to offer your feedback. If you have visited the site before, you will see a number of new features and updates. I am always eager to hear your ideas and input, and I appreciate your participation in the process of creating an online community of, by, and for free spirits. Once again: Welcome!
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