What does Freedom mean to me?
Hello guys! I am part of the blogathon #LetsDiscussFreedom Blogathon!
In today’s world everyone is talking about getting free from corruption, poverty, girl education, girl empowerment etc. But one question that always come in my mind is do we have freedom from ourself? I feel we live in a world where our thoughts keep on overpowering our positive thoughts. In that case we have to think thousand times that is our Mind Free?
I never thought freedom; a simple word would be this much complicated to write about. But after recollecting thoughts for this post I got to know the different meaning of freedom from our mind to real life over the years. For me freedom starts from our self.
As a child, freedom was all about 15th August and 26th January( because of the holiday). Ironed uniform, neat hair with ribbons, polished shoes and parade for our Republic Day at school.
Also I have my own rules for play time, eating, studying. As a kid this was our freedom.
When I grew up freedom was having my own choices for enjoying life. Hanging out with friends (without permission from family), wearing clothes of my choice, making friends of my choice. Only thing at teenage we love to have this freedom in our mind.
I choose my own job. I fell in love. I choose my life partner and marry him by my choice. But still after marriage I got one question in my mind. Was this my freedom?
I became a mother, left my job, working on raising a kid, working for my husband, checking over my kitchen, grocery, and working part time from home. I take it as a freedom of my choice as I choose this part of my life too.
Years are passing like this and according to us we are living in a free world.
Are we really??
– Are women in Indian really free?
– Are we free from anger or jealousy?
– Are we free from “Log Kya kahenge”?
– Are we free from negative thoughts?
Now I realize freedom is not only the inability to live life with the choices. It is all about taking responsibility and be responsible for whatever you choose. We need to come out of the thoughts which create negativity in our mind.
This blog post is a part of #LetsDiscussFreedom Blogathon. I would like to thank Khushboo who blogs at https://livingwiththechandras.wordpress.com for introducing me. I would now like to introduce Shruti, who blogs at https://fastnfeminist.wordpress.com and recommend you to read her views on the prompt, ‘What Does Freedom Mean To You’.