Day 1: Freedom, Choice and Life

A lot of people have told me that life is full of choices. Is it really, or is it a combination of a lot of other things, luck, fate, spouse, children, parents, responsibilities, liabilities, duties and innate desire. Is anyone free, really?

I don’t think there is an easy answer to this question. We all perceive things as per our experiences. We all have baggage and our vision gets coloured while viewing any situation by those very baggage. If we look closely we will find we generally make repetitive choices. Man is a creature of habit and choices also become a matter of habit. To break out of that mould is a challenge.

Freedom is more of a mental state i guess. If you are bound by your own thought process your own prejudices, and your own limitations you will never be free. One cannot imprison a free mind for very long, sooner or later it will break out of the shackles that are outwardly imposed. The challenge is with the boundaries created by one’s own self. Where we try and limit ourselves we will never be free to make choices, we will never be really free to speak our mind.

It is when we are at crossroads in our life, where the choice we make becomes so important. It has been my personal experience that it is better to just go with the flow. Because however much you fight, and try and impose your choices on life, life will fight back and impose its will on you. So again freedom is just a state of mind and it’s better to feel free and live life, than be cowed down by the pressure of making huge decisions for ourselves.

Sounds like a mad woman rambling, but then this exercise is also a challenge, a challenge to not be afraid of expressing who i am

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Author: Ishita

What can i say in minimum words that will give you an idea of who i am? The truth is that each of us has our own perception of people in our live, or who they might be or not. We all are different people to everyone who crosses our life. you can let me know your perception of me. :)

4 thoughts on “Day 1: Freedom, Choice and Life”

  1. Well put. I too have found that attacking life head on is unproductive and highly stressful so going with the flow is the easier option. An even better option is to exit that “flow” and find more peaceful waters if you can!

  2. You have rightly said that freedom is a state of mind .why only freedom ?every thing is a state of mind happiness,victory satisfaction and countless many more things .it is always your state of mind which lets you perceive the things beyond your imagination .you find the things the shackles so tightly bounded that you cannot move a inch beyond and still feel that way.I don’t remember the poets name but his lines always reminds me that. “Man is brn free but every where he is in chains.”

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