Today is a very special day for all of us – the Indians . Our INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Just felt like reflecting on what independence means to me .
Independence, to me, means, when one enjoys the freedom of mindand buoyancy ofhuman spirit .
Anyone who understands freedomknows that freedom is not total abandon, or leissez-faire. If I am free, so are others. So while I enjoy my freedom, I am also alive to my responsibility to respect freedom of others.
And Buoyancy .. ? Well, press me down , and I will bounce back. Ever seen a child playing in water with a ball filled with air/gas ?Try pressing it – it bounces back and keeps afloat.And what keeps it afloat is what is within it.Similarly, human spirit -apply external force – instead of yielding, it would soon find its own course for expression and show its true mettle – human spirit knows no bounds.
The moment I live by these principles of “ have and let other have”, occasions for collision with others will be very few. And if at all there are such occasions, I will have the courage to make the correct choice.And I would remember – it may not always be correct to choose for self at the cost of others ; and at the same time , it may not always be correct to let others choose at the cost of yourself . Wisdom is : to be able to differentiate between the two situations and when that wisdom dawns on anyone, that is a state of true freedom of mind and human spirit - true independence.
Independence to me is when I tell myself “It matters little what others think about you or what the world may say:it is by your own honest judgement of yourself that you must stand or fall .”and mean every word of it !
Independence to me is when I close my eyes and hear my Almighty saying “ Why fear when I am there : Put all your faith into me and I shall guide and guard you.”and believe in every word ofit !!
Hey... I am on a mission to share and spread hope n happiness !!
Hold a treasure of learnings and insights on how to develop self and help others from personal experience of more than 25 years as a management functionary and leadership disciple, which I can not wait to share ! Even if one soul benefits from what I am sharing, I will feel that I breathed here for a purpose and thank God for that !! So far as my own journey is concerned, I am learning and growing each moment ... and I know, it will continue till my last breath as I keep on trying doing everything that I truly want to do and fail grandly in many of them.. ha, ha!!