What is Freedom?

Freedom, generally, is having an ability to act or change without constraint.   We cannot always be free to do as we please, but as a ground rule, any freedoms we have are often incredibly precious to us. Some we are very aware of, others we take for granted. Either way, if our freedoms are constrained or worse, lost,  we may experience that as everything from somewhat annoying to downright detrimental.  So, in that regard, freedom and peace of mind often go hand in hand.

If we experience severe constraints on a freedom that is central to our daily life or a freedom we particularly enjoy, constraints that we apparently have no control over, it usually is very upsetting. But, if we see no plausible way to remove those constraints, no way to regain the full freedom we once had, we often resign to the fact and conquered by circumstance, accept that ‘this is how it is.’   Even if we don’t want to, even if it still upsets us.

This is true for many who experience involuntary urine leakage on a regular basis (incontinence.)

What if it doesn’t have to be that way?