• Oliver Bardwell

The Ultimate Freedom

Updated: Jun 18


It was Benjamin Franklin who said,

There are three hard things; steel, a diamond and to know ones self.

The desire for freedom comes from a deep sense of integrity and responsibility. The battle is a continuous spiritual battle and constantly striving for, promoting and fighting for our freedoms can at times become stressful and cause us to experience turmoil in our daily lives and in our relationships.

Sometimes there is such a sense of urgency in our fight for freedom that we forget to pause, take a breath and be present in the moment.

The fundamental reason that meditation has been a part of every major religious tradition is because awareness and self knowledge is essential in the development of every conscious being.

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you - Isaiah 26:3

Practicing meditation and cultivating mindfulness can help us to;

  • deepen self awareness and to cultivate strength, compassion and inner peace.

  • achieve congruency between our inner freedom and our outer freedoms

  • see things more clearly and help us to act instead of re-act.

  • move forward at a steady pace without experiencing "burn out" .

  • be more present with our family, friends and colleagues.

  • dissipate strong negative emotions that might derail us in our daily lives.

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. - Blaise Pascal.

The beauty of this one day meditation retreat is that you will learn a comprehensive system to still the mind and body through a simple process of full awareness breathing.

You will leave with the tools that you need to develop a daily meditation practice and to bring more mindfulness and awareness to your life and to everything you do.

Consider giving yourself the gift of inner peace.

Many Blessings,


Iowans 4 Freedom


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