The title is rather strange but I do think that diversity can lead to freedom. Internally, when we have a cast of characters competing for their way, it is hard to think that inviting diversity will lead to anything but a cacophony of voices. What I've found is that by inviting each character to speak, the cacophony quiets and I can actually hear each voice.
Years ago, I had difficulty making decisions. The simplest decision would get very complex rapidly as I imagined all the repercussions, who would be affected, how they would feel, how I would feel, what it might lead to, and on and on. As you might imagine, I became stuck and cycled through all the possible iterations. Endlessly. It was not fun.
Now, decision making isn't torturous. In fact, even difficult decisions feel easy. That doesn't mean they are, but the feeling is much more one of ease rather than struggle. I pose a question internally, listen for the responses from the internal characters, weigh the input, and come to a decision. Bottom line, there is a character at the round table who knows I can handle it even if it turns out that the decision is not good. Developing a character inside who trusts that you can cope with whatever happens is definitely worth cultivating.
An engineer who learned this approach during the Authentic Leadership 1 course shifted the round table into her own board of directors. She imagined herself as a company who had a board directing it and maintaining its health. Like she did, feel free to let this idea morph into anything that works for you and helps you listen to all your internal voices to make decisions.
The diversity of your inner voices is vital to your health and well being. If you welcome them all and listen to them deeply, you will be able to move through life more easily and gracefully. The pushes and pulls that we humans experience internally create terrible dilemmas and feelings of tension and stress. Learning how to use the vast resources you have inside is a way to enjoy the richness of who you are rather than feel plagued by the differences you have inside.
Check out this week's activity to support yourself in using the round table to make decisions more easily.