Every year , the 15 th August, apart form the usual celebrations, brings to my mind a moot question: leave aside the Nation, leave aside the Society, leave aside the Family..do I feel and enjoy the Real Independence within me? Do i always do what i want to do? Do i speak only what i want to speak? Still further…do i think what i believe i should think?
When i seek answers to these questions, the feeling i get is that i am far away from this ‘Internal Independence'(II) !! And i am sure, many would be in a similar situation.
Perhaps i need to elaborate on what i mean by this Internal Independence (II) :
Deep within ,each of us is full of Positivity ..and Goodness. All of us like Peace and also like to be Loved..because Peace and Love are the basic features of our souls. Despite this, we are unable to bring them out in majority of our interactions. Often ,what comes out in our communications or actions are the expressions of distrust, jealousy, dislike ,impatience, greed ..or even hate! This means that my ‘original self’ is not in control !..It is not independent! It becomes dependent on the external situations which impact my thinking and belief systems , even though they may be contrary to my originality of Peace and Love. This often leaves us with a ‘bad taste in mouth’ or with a feeling of discomfort ,after an event.
AI (Artificial Intelligence ) is the buzz word around these days. I am afraid the AI will further impact my II !! Will it not turn it in to Artificial Independence!!! When i will start acting out of AI, will i not lose the connect with my inner self..and the soft values of Love and Peace? I have to make sure that even when i use AI, i use it only keeping my Internal Independence alive!
On this day, let us resolve to work towards making our Internal Freedom alive and kicking! It will be useful to guard against the negative influence of the surroundings while welcoming the positives around us ..the positivies that many of our friends and relations bring to us..the positivities which reinforce our own internal state. Let us remain connected to this internal state. This will ensure that we feel in control of ourselves and act in a fashion that brings harmony around us.
Does this sound appealing?