Each year we celebrate this day, with pomp and gaiety…and now with mobile phone service providers joining in, the hues of celebrations have added another dimension. As to what, we are at the mercy of our own discretion and interpretations…if we have that still with us, that is. We have already surrendered our expressions to the ‘forwarded messages’. What we express thus is not our expression…yet what we feel cannot be felt by others. Feelings have this unique, customized, designer-like quality. Then how can somebody else’s expressions express our feelings?
We celebrate Independence Day, when we are heavily dependent on others for expressing something which is our very own. This is the most elementary example of our life spent in dependence. Just a tip of the iceberg…
I would not get into the details of the various areas of life (there is none that is free from it) where we are spending our lives in dependence…they have already been enumerated in one of the first blogs that found its way out as an expression of my consciousness.
But this being another Independence Day, it is high time that we took note of the fact that “To depend is okay, but when it becomes dependence, it is not. In dependence we survive, but fail to live”. And if we are aware of this fact, which I feel we are, then we need to speak out. After all one thing that
has given us is, The Freedom of Speech. But to do so we need to free ourselves first from the fetters of the inhibition and prohibition imposed by our own conditioned thinking. Independence
Utilizing that very Freedom of Speech I take this opportunity to wish all my fellow country mates, HAPPY ‘IN-NO-DEPENDENCE’ DAY…for ever…and ever…
August 15, 2011.