It is very easy to say I am free, but are we really free? Often people misunderstand freedom with power, once in a park near my bench two elderly men were discussing about freedom. One kept ranting about his neighbor had freedom to get another woman because his wife would obey him all the time, another talked about a certain person from the society who had extra facilities because he was rich and had relations to a political leader.

First one even got jealous of our prime minister saying how he could freely go to any country and do whatever he wants without any substantial costs. I could only hear whining. Is it really freedom to have any kind of relationship with other women than your own wife or just power over wife and some people? Power if it comes, is always bound to go away after sometime.

Freedom is always different. First to understand freedom you need to realize what you are bound to. We are bound to chains which tie us down and make it hard to get to happiness. Even if we do realize what the chains are, we still have to run a long mile for happiness. Important is the process.

How do we break these chains?

In effort to break these chains, we often do a common mistake- we start avoiding the things which we should be accepting. To break them, we need self-motivation and confidence. We get confidence when we know facts about ourselves. Thus, need to know ourselves is very important. People fall into relationships without knowing what they want from it and make themselves miserable and also the next person as they can’t point out the problems let alone solving them.

It is always good to experiment to know ourselves, sometimes we fail but we also win. You have to learn to take risks. More you take the risks, more you get to know about yourself. More you know about yourself, you can  properly self-motivate.

Ray of hope

What does it mean Being unchained?

Alexander the great, when began his venture to conquer the world, heard about a seer who could tell future. He sent orders to bring this seer, when he refused, Alexander finally went to the place where seer stayed. Seer lay naked on the grass sunbathing. Alexander stood in front of him and requested him to tell the future but seer said nothing.

Alexander was desperate to know if he would conquer the world or not, so he started offering him riches, gems, estate and girls but nothing mattered to the seer. He was very frustrated but couldn’t do anything finally he threatened to kill him. Telling future would earn him his freedom.

At this seer spoke, “Since last five minutes you are standing between me and sun, and you talk about giving me freedom you can’t even let me have sun rays peacefully.”


All I want to say is freedom is a state of mind, when you achieve it, you still have problems and sorrows, but you know how to overcome it. Your priorities are very focused and major part of it is dedicated to love about self and all surrounding. Then like seer it doesn’t matter how many riches you have. Love in you just flows. You think and things happen.

Being unchained means pure happiness with no conditions. And lastly there is a simple law, if you are happy you can make others around you happy. Next time when we think about someone lovingly and want them to be happy, we should first think about ourselves lovingly.

Manali Bonde

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have an unique eye to see, understand beauty in things around me. I collect lot of stories in my travels around the world , not just that but also I love to tell those stories and curious things. Go through various other articles on the website, I hope you find them amusing. To know more about me click below.

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