Tuesday, January 26, 2010
How Free are we!!
In the past few days i have been frequently asking myself "How free i am?" We often believe that we have free will. We can do anything we wish like if we want to want to eat a cake instead of pizza we can. If we want to wear jeans instead of a trouser we can. We can travel wherever we want, if we want to take off from work, we can. All these looks free.
All choices that we make are thinking that we are exercising our free will. What ever we do is all determined by our conditioning and heritage. We have no choice over our parents so we get what we are gifted with. Also from childhood we are exposed to conditioning and self belief of what is right and what is wrong. As an adult we become a mixture of conditioning and heritage. All our decisions and choices and thoughts come out from the mixture of our conditioning and genetics, so what ever we do is a by product of these mixture.
So what we consider our will or freedom is somehow a slave of conditioning and genetics of ours. Whatever we were told as what is right and what is wrong we tend to believe it because of the conditioning of our childhood.
True freedom can come only by un conditioning ourselves. If we can do this we can have freedom of thoughts and respond freely.