The word Freedom is more than a word to me. Two years back, I discovered that it is one of my most important core values 😊 I have not looked back ever since. Everything in the past made sense, everything in the present made sense, and everything that can be created in future found a base - that was pure, true, authentic, and hence strongest that could ever be 😊 Could anyone ask for more? Well, maybe yes, haha, coz why not! 😊
It's an irony that we are not taught about core values in school. There's a huge difference between having moral values and knowing what your personal core values are. Core Values are a reflection of who we are, and guides us to live a life of authenticity and freedom. I was not surprised when I discovered that just like I used to be, many people were unhappy and unfulfilled in their lives because they did not know themselves, even though they believed they did!! What's worse is, though we were taught about values, nobody told us why they were useful to us and that values could be different for different people! No wonder as we grew up, we got confused looking at our experiences, started having our own interpretations of reality. The result - we got farther from Truth. Not about putting the blame on anyone, just that some of us choose to stay ignorant, and that kind of ignorance is in no way bliss!
All is not lost though. Thankfully, if we are willing to seek, we will find innumerable people around us who have worked to awaken the wisdom within themselves to be able to lead happy, fulfilled, holistically healthy, contributive, growth-oriented lives, without getting swayed by external influences. Do they face struggles? Of course they do - the difference being they just know how to work around the struggles with love, awareness and wisdom basing their lives on their core values - their personal truths.
This 75th Independence Day, I thought of creating something. Above is the YouTube video. Do give it a watch.
This artwork is all my feelings collected, hope you like it ❤
Below is a little poem I wrote on the occasion of our Independence Day.
Freedom feels like Joy,
Freedom feels like Peace,
Freedom feels like Love,
Freedom feels Light.
Off with the heavier stuff.
We don't need to carry them anymore.
Dropping the burden is in our hands.
Let's do it for ourselves.
Let's do it for those we love.
Let's do it to rise.
From the heavy, to the Light 😊
Happy 75th Independence Day 🎉💕
P. S. :- If you are someone who wants to know yourself, find your purpose, awaken to your true dreams, need help in getting clarity on them and wish to design your life consciously, do reach out to me at email@example.com
Do not wait for the right time, you choose what is important to you :-)
Freedom is your birth right. Do not give it away :-)