Friday, November 20, 2009

Freedom ??

They, who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security. Only some time back this thought came to my mind that we often talk about freedom without realizing what actually total and true freedom is. When we are not able to do the things we want , we feel that our freedom is restricted. When we are able to do what we want to do, then we feel we are free. But, I , now , feel that Freedom is when you are able to do what you like and also dislike. When you do only the things that you like, you are free only superficially. You only think that you are free. You are actually ruled by your heart or mind.

Sometimes it’s your heart that wants you do a certain thing and sometimes it’s your mind. So how can you say that you are free when your mind or your heart is ruling your action / thinking and soul?? Total and true freedom is when you have no restrictions , not from your mind , not from your heart , not from any other person… whatever comes your way , if you are able to swim along the tides coming your way easily, then you are truly free. It is only then when there is no restriction from any direction, that you have attained total freedom. Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.

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