There is no gate, no lock, no bolt.

Ever since I was a little girl I would often contemplate which was better….

{ Knowledge = power } or { Ignorance = bliss }

But more and more I’m discovering that imagination is the highest form of both power AND bliss.

To choose your thoughts. To chase your dreams. To create your vision.

…and not be controlled, consumed or tied to what anyone else believes about you or the world.

In a society that has done it’s very best to contain self expression, stifle creativity and smother originality…freedom takes courage.

It’s also the ultimate F you.

But not because you don’t care. But because you care so much.

Free people, free people.

When we are all consumed with fitting in, obsessed with not looking stupid and infatuated with being more like *insert insta-celebrity here*….we lose both power AND bliss.

Life becomes mundane. Hearts sink. And the world suffers.

What if YOU have that one idea that could change the life of millions? What if YOU have the secret that could shift the direction of the future? What if YOU are the one we’ve been waiting for?

Yes. It could be easier to stay entrapped in stories of the past.

But for centuries, women haven’t had a voice.

Today, we’ve learned to chip away the edges of ourselves so we can better fit in.

But for centuries, women haven’t had a voice.

Today, we’ve learned to chip away the edges of ourselves so we can better fit in.

That voice that’s finally ready to come out? Hidden under layers of self doubt, fear and shame.

Read these words and feel them deep within your bones…

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”― Virginia Woolf

And always remember that no matter what you’ve been taught…your mind is yours.

So use it wisely, lovingly and freely.

Always,

Amber xo

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