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THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin
THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin

Episode 12 · 1 year ago

CELEBRATING LIBERTY - The American Dream | 4th of July 2021

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In today's LIVE episode we honor and show gratitude for the free country we live in. One where we can pursue any dream, and break free, even from the shackles of our past.

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Hey Gold getters, welcome back to another episode of the pursuit. We help you awakened potential achieve your dreams. I leave a like I see you'll be proud of hey, if you're just seeing me for the first time, hi, my name is Patrick Kerwhen. I'm a life coach and founder a legacy life and creator of the life by design courses over at Patrick Kerwhencom now, whether you're watching live, welcome to it, or you're joining us on our companion podcasts or even watching this recorded listen, I'm really excited you're here. We go live every Sunday at nine am Pacific, twelve noon eastern time.

So if you want to make sure you join us, don't miss a beat. Make sure you hit that like button. We appreciate it. Hit the subscribe or the follow button. If you're on Youtube, make sure to hit that bell so you notified of any future content. Listen, we got a really big one today. Just so happens that today, yes, is the fourth of July, celebration of liberty and freedom here in the states. And why? I recognize that for some folks this May bee a I'm going to caught the pink elephant, the room a little bit of a sore subject, especially in our country right now. Listen, I'm just going to tell you straight. I believe in gratitude. I believe gratitude is a powerful thing. I think we fee practice gratitude. It fills our heart with good energy and vibes for the day, for the week we have coming up. So today I'm going to look at our country from a perspective of gratitude and if you're willing to join me on that journey, let's get to it. But before we get to that first OARN store, inspiring story of the week. All...

...right, so this inspiring story of the week. Prepare yourselves. You may need some tissues as a as a owner of dogs, I'm mean I might had some tissue needs while I was watching this. Let me just pull this up for you. This is I once you, guys, just you know, it's about finding the good, so let's find some good in these inspiring stories of the week. This one, actually found on Linkedin, comes from and his names are there. Chris, listen, he's sharing. I'm going to read it to you. Shared from kines united braintree police department. Kanine kit killed on June fourth while attempting to apprehend a gunman who is shooting at the officers, one of which was his handler. So this dog saw bullets firing at his friend, jumped in the way of the bullets and gave his life to protect his handler and fellow officers. But it's the zoom and that...

...really gets you. Man, my buddy, they're you got an American flag on him. It's just those little things, you know, those little things that make a big difference in terms of our lives and our furry friends and the difference they make in our life. So I just want to take that moment, if you had, if you want some feels for today, on a Sunday, getting ready for your week, to say there's some good in this world. And and then all the best part was all the officers standing at attention honoring one of their own, even from a different species. I love it when human beings come together like that and do good with with their lives. So today, speaking of doing good with lives, I'm going to come at you guys with this one. So today's topic is liberty, your liberty, my liberty, in the celebration of the freedom that we have, and I just wanted to tell you guys a little story, because a lot...

...of us, when we think of liberty the most, the first thing we come across is lady liberty. And Hey, man, I'm just seeing a couple people jumping into the comments. Good, good, good to see you, Matt. Yeah, I hope you're doing well. To Buddy. Thanks. Thanks for jumping in today. Listen. So I'm going to take it to October, one thousand eight hundred eighty seven and the dedication of Lady Liberty in New York Harbor. Now, this was a gift from France to the United States, made of all copper. Can you imagine how heavy she must have been to be made of all copper? But that's not real. The Real Story of the celebration begins when you when you come back and you really listen to the story of Lady, Lady Liberty and how she came to be in here and actually began in a conversation. And I'm just going to pull up my notes here because I want to make sure I've got I've got all these little little facts right here. Okay, so it's October and in the...

...home of Professor Lobly and hope I'm saying his name correctly, a French sculptor by the name of Bartoli. Is just you can imagine it. You sitting there, there's like there's music playing, there's a sound of just just sound of clamoring, clinking of plates and stuff like that's it's a professor's house, there's engaging conversation and here are these people having this discussion about America. And they said we are going to celebrate now, this is our one hundred year centennial celebration of the birth of America. We've encountered a lot of incredible things we've I mean, we have our history and I'm not here to say we don't have some darkness in our history. What I'm here to say for celebrate, gratitude for the light of our history and in this moment, Frances there, where the whole country, whole world is enamored about this idea of this...

...freedom that we are building here in America and we're just such a young country at the time, and he said we're going to dedicate a statue as a gift to America to celebrate what they stand for. So I'm just going to pause here in the story and just want to come at you for a second on this. America is an idea. It's an idea, powerful idea, the land of the free, the home of the brave, the freedom to do anything, dare anything, try anything. I don't know about you, but to me that is an extraordinary idea and one worth celebrating, preserving and protecting. And so these guys are sitting in this conversation and they said we're going to do it and Bartley said, I will come up with the idea. Here's the problem. For seven years nothing. I mean if you're creative you understand sometimes the muse is there and sometimes the muses doesn't come. And...

...for seven long years bar tolely just could not come up with a concept of what what would signify, what image, what pose? Because once it's sculpted, I mean it's sculpted, you can't just come, you can't command ze that and undo it. So he came to America for inspiration. And here's what he's this is a letter he wrote to his mother. Okay, me read it to you. He says, quote, it's incredible such growth. I can't imagine how such progress was made such a short time. Everything is just so big here. Imagine he's looking up at these tall, like skyscraper looking buildings, as metal everywhere, he said, the diversities astonishing, people from all over the globe. He's like, I'm sure my statue would be at home here, though I'm troubled he's wrote to his mother. I cannot seem to find an image. It represents this great nation and he went home...

...inspired. And this was a partnership between France and America. And I'll tell you there's a second part of this story, that the business side of the story. I was getting give you the high level version here. France agreed to pay for the body and if we would pay for the base, the foundation in which to put this great statue. It's been years and years and Bartoli finally came with the idea, and even the hand was sitting in France. I kind of did like a little world towards youmaged just the hand on a pedestal, if you've seen some pictures, and it's just the torch and a hand just sitting there, and there was a big head just sitting there without a body. Wasn't it was a long process and she traveled and boat all the way to United States. He's Bamy. Can Mess how heavy this thing was, traveling across the ocean, tipping left and right. I'm just glad she made it here. But I'm July Fourth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty four, and celebration of our one hundred years, our centennial celebration,...

Lady Liberty was revealed in all her glory New York Harbor. The frame was built by one Gustaf Eiffel. Maybe you've heard of this guy, Eiffel Tower, Eiffel, because it had to be built in a friend that but stand a hurricane strength wins of the New York Harbor. So all these artists from all these countries, American friends, all came together to build the statute in the harbor and it's an incredible story of to me what's possible when we come together, when we unite, when we see each other as brothers and sisters and we're collaborately toward one idea, in this case freedom. I think it's incredible what we can achieve, and so if you are feeling divided at this particular time in the world, I would challenge you to remember what's really possible when we come together. So I tell you that story just for that that simple inspiration and celebration of liberty and celebration of the fourth of July.

Now, I did. I went to the the community and I said, hey, tell me what you love. Tell me what's what you tell me what freedom you have that you appreciate and have gratitude for. Maybe even we don't look at it enough. And people wrote in with some great stuff. People rode in with freedom to express my religion, freedom to speak whatever truth I want to speak, even if that freedom is against our country. That I want to pause you from it because I want to make sure that you hearing me here. You live in a country so free that you can even speak against your own country without being killed. You can burn the flag, you could do whatever. That's how free you are and that's something that I don't think a lot of love us really remember and honor, and I think it's something we're celebrating. Other people wrote in and said, I love that...

I have the freedom in the second amendment to bear arms. I love that I have the freedom to do all these things. But one highlight a couple freedoms and that just kind of bring it home here, as you enter your week, as you go through your day, I hope this message inspires you once you remember something. You also have the freedom to love who you want to love, and maybe that wasn't always the case, but you can marry you want. You don't have ranged marriages. You can find and craft love and friendship and family with you have that freedom to do that. And here's another cool freedom, and this one's particular to me, because if you don't part of the thing we do you over here, legacy life is we're all about chase and dreams, pursuing potential and chasing dreams, and you have the freedom to move your life in any direction you want. You could spend twenty years as a carpenter and decided, you know what, I want to carve a new path for myself and you can do that. How amazing to live in a place where you can do at Katie jumping in here. Thanks for...

...this one, Katie. Women Kiss, women can own property. I mean, you live in a country where women can old. Broadly, there's so many rights for so many people and there's so many things worth celebrating, remembering, honoring and paying tribute to. So I just want to give you this this message. So many of us have stopped dreaming. We've resigned ourselves to a life and it. Maybe we have freedoms in this country, but maybe there were shackles are actually in our mind, the shackles we carry around or in our heart. We're carrying around our past like a burden and instead of using it as a teacher to inspire our future. So, wherever this message is finding you, my friends, I hope it lands on you at a good time. I hope you remember that you can do anything you want, be anything you want, dare to and do anything you want because you are free, and I believe that's something worth having gratitude for, something worth celebrating...

...and something worth remembering, especially when we often forget that. So I'm not going to get on my pedestal, speaking of pedicials too long. I just want to leave you with this message. But one more I want to talk about the torch for a moment, the lantern, the light that Lady Liberty holds. It's the statue is named Lady Liberty Enlightening the world, and that torch that she carried, that flame was the flame of enlightenment, a beacon of hope and inspiration and if you're in a place right now where you're following your inner fire and following that Inter light toward your dreams or your potential, to your goals. I just want to acknowledge you and celebrate your courage and your bravery for stepping out into the unknown and using the freedom you have to carve out any life you want for yourself. And if you don't feel that way, if you're feeling held back, if you're feeling like a night, I need to I feel like it's time to move on that next road,...

...but I don't know what is. Listen, it'd be remiss me if I didn't tell you we've got an incredible program coming up in the next few weeks. It's called illuminate. You can learn more about Patrick r andcom course, as you can sign up for some early bird specials. This entire program is design with one heart and soul mission in mind, and that's to help you pursue the life that you deserve. So if that's time for you, let me know. I'd be happy to let you know when it's coming and give you some really pricing. With all that said, my friends, I want to offer you a message cheers, as I always end here, may the fire within the the happiest heights and the road you travel belined with lights. We'll see you next time.

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