At a first glance, it's easy to make a promise. All one needs to do is keep their word and there, promise kept, one is off the hook and categorized as an honorable person. Well, that's easier said than done. Of course, most of the times a promise is a simple thing which does not need extraordinary circumstances in order to be kept, since it's all about a simple
action projected to take place in the future.
So let's take a deeper look into a simple thing like making a promise. Making a promise is actually the hardest thing to do. It is very much like betting the universe, or God, or whatever is out there that nothing will stay in the way of completing an action which has been predicted to become fact at a certain time and in a certain location. A promise can therefore become a perfect prophecy when kept.
Making a promise pretty much makes us rise above our limited condition. We give up the status of beings with limited powers and embrace omnipotence, but only during the moments we make the promise, or express it verbally. It is now when we assume a godlike position, commanding the universe to stand down and let us take action. From the point of making the promise and until the completion, we tend to be in complete control, let nothing get in the way of fulfilling the afore stated prophetic deed.
Thus, keeping promises is always a triumph of free will, a statement of freedom. Keeping promises is all about control, a right course of action, a statement of ones inner unaltered power. Keeping a promise is one of the small things that can make one experience true freedom.