Scent of Freedom

I was watching a movie this morning, Youth. Most of you would not have even heard of it. It was a recent release. The movie revolves around 2 old men, touching their 80s, on a vacation near Alps. It is a simple story portraying human emotions and how they realise truthiness about themselves. Subtle music in the background adds to the calmness of the movie. The title of the blog comes from the movie when Rachel Weisz explains how she was starting to get the scent of freedom after her husband leaves her for another woman.

It is always good to have a controlled mind and in turn structured and meaningful thoughts. However, when something unexpected occurs in life, the only way to be free is to think freely. Open up your thoughts to the possibilities of unfortunate or unwanted occurrences but then bear in mind that the thoughts don't sway in the way you want to and they might just go other way around as well and you might touch extremities.

Freedom of thoughts is a luxury. But if you want that independence always, you are getting estranged from rest of the world. The complexities of the human web are such that you will not be able to think and act independently forever. The only way to do that is to live a reclusive life as there is none to question you. And as they say - too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.

Human mind seeks stability like any other matter in nature. When I first came to London, I have explored most of the UK in the first 6 months. But now I to take things at peace and ease. You need that mental calmness to explore your own thoughts and think through every decision that you will make. I noticed that a stable mind can take lesser surprises than an excited one. But then surprises or shocks don't come your way every day.

People socialise and that is absolutely essential if you have a corporate environment around you. However, it is an absolute sad state wherein you can't be content with yourself. You feel frustrated or go negative when you are alone. It is always good to have a mix of both, for you can make right decisions when you truly know who you are. When you go through a rough phase, your friends and family would support you but ultimately its only you who has to go through that mentally and overcome.

I know most of us realise how important it is to meditate. When you do that, you will realise how many unwanted thoughts cross your mind. Eventually you will get better, but initially you will understand how haphazard your thought process is. I am ok to take all the loudness when at work or social gathering but when you are back home, have that peace and a place to ponder over and be truthful to yourself. There is no point living for others all the time, for you are not living at all in that case.

Lastly, its a great thing to have sense of freedom and to feel its essence. However, be mindful that egoistic approach can never take you ahead, if you think that is what you demand for your freedom. Your desires and wishes can be at someone's cost. Have the spirit to let go where possible and open up your mind to new dreams.. After all, you always have a choice and you are free to choose..

What light is to the eyes...
What air is to the lungs...
What love is to the heart...
Liberty is to the soul of man!





8 comments:

Soumya said...

U have become very philosophical :D. In fact what you have shared is very true

Soumya said...

U have become very philosophical :D. In fact what you have shared is very true

Divya Khanna said...

Hehehe... Thanks and the thoughts are based on either discussions or self learnings!

Divya Khanna said...

Hehehe... Thanks and the thoughts are based on either discussions or self learnings!

khushi said...

When you are completely on your own, you tend to see through the surroundings, learn through them and understand yourself and rest better than before. In short, being on your own helps you to see through yourself; and guides you to the way of peace and self-realization ...! :P

And of course at the end of the day "It's my choice" ! ;) :P

Swayam said...

As life goes on, the need for inner peace grows stronger. We need to realize that, slow down and give in to it...

Swayam said...

As life goes on, the need for inner peace grows stronger. We need to realize that, slow down and give in to it...

rinkal shah said...

Really awesome - putting across your thoughts in simple way

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