A Sophisticate is Free

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"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" Victor E. Frankl 

Growing up whenever I felt lonely, upset or scared I turned to music and books. Books took me took me into another world and life that was not my own. It lead me on a journey to discover and understand why I felt the way I did. When I was in high school whenever I was upset it transferred over to studying. Memorizing facts helped to distract and free me from focusing on my problems. In my 20's it was dancing ballet that allowed me to escape reality.  (A Sophisticate Dances  Ballet).  In general, as  I've gotten older it is my creativity that has set me free because there is no judgement only comfort within myself .


“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” Toni Morrison

A Sophisticate feels free when is no longer faced with the worries that normally plague her. A Sophisticate chooses not to be free. 

"Worry is a misuse of imagination" Dan Zadra

It is her worries, concerns, and anxieties that tie her up in her own prison. She has the choice to worry about her situation or about the future. A Sophisticate is mindful but she doesn't obsess. She is disciplined but not to the point of being self-righteous.

Freedom is a smile not situation. Freedom is choice not a circumstance. 

"The truth will set you free" John 8:32

Truth is sometimes painful but only for a moment. The truth sets us free. After the acceptance of the pain that the truth causes, there is a recognition that allows a Sophisticate to grow and continue  to be herself or rather a better version of herself.

Freedom is comfort not conformity. Freedom is imperfection. Freedom is when a Sophisticate is allowed to be accepted for her authentic self without fear of judgement. 

Freedom is fearlessness not fear. A Sophisticate is free when she is unafraid to be the best version of herself because she feels accepted (A Sophisticate has No Fear). She can be open with her feelings because she is able to trust.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela 'Long Walk to Freedom'

You don't have to place your hand on Mary's heart to get strength and consolation and rescue, and all the other things we need to get through life. You can place it right here on your own heart. Your own hea

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You don't have to place your hand on Mary's heart to get strength and consolation and rescue, and all the other things we need to get through life. You can place it right here on your own heart. Your own heart.

Read more at: http://www.loveaquote.com/books/the-secret-life-of-bees-quotes/3/ 
You don't have to place your hand on Mary's heart to get strength and consolation and rescue, and all the other things we need to get through life. You can place it right here on your own heart. Your own heart.

Read more at: http://www.loveaquote.com/books/the-secret-life-of-bees-quotes/3/ 
You don't have to place your hand on Mary's heart to get strength and consolation and rescue, and all the other things we need to get through life. You can place it right here on your own heart. Your own heart.

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Freedom is belief. (A Sophisticate Believes). When someone believes in a Sophisticate she feels more than as if she were accepted, she understands love. (A Sophisticate Falls in Love). I never knew what love  was until someone who  believed in me more than I did in myself. That belief and that love made me feel free. Without proof or having to sell myself he saw and I became someone who I always wanted to be. 

When someone believes in a Sophisticate she is free to let go of wanting to be accepted and is able to let go. By letting go she discovers a certain level of calm.

"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." Mark Caine

Freedom is when a Sophisticate finds peace. When the thoughts of a Sophisticate stop and her feelings are allowed to take over. Freedom is happiness not happenstance. Freedom is having perspective. Freedom having an imagination and being able to have a dream, seeing what could be outside of a situation or circumstance.

A Sophisticate is a free spirit. What does that mean?  She is spiritual (A Sophisticate is Spiritualand she listens to her inner voice and follows her intuition.

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Jim  Morrison


No matter what situation she is or circumstance a Sophisticate is confident, poised, and relaxed  because she is from anxiety, worries, and concerns. In the end, a Sophisticate is free because she is free from herself. ;D