All things that make life worthwhile, the pursuit of happiness, challenge, progress, creative expression, wisdom, contribution and enlightenment, are derived from our wanting to ascend to higher levels of being and giving. Why does this freedom pull so hard at our hearts? Because freedom is tightly bound to the human desire for ascension - our natural drive to rise from our circumstances and actualize our goals and our potential.
Every person is naturally inclined to ascend to higher planes of existence, but it rests on each of us to match this inclination with initiative. Freedom requires the responsibility to choose who we are above and beyond our immediate needs and impulses, so that we can genuinely express the type of person we want to be, live the life we want to live and leave the legacy we desire.
Personal Freedom, then, is about being free to live, to truly enjoy and expand in life. It is not merely freedom from bad things that limit us, but freedom to experience good things that awaken us. Thus, to obtain Personal Power or Personal Mastery, Personal Freedom must come first.
P.S. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
P.P.S. Remember...You're the one!"