Freedom of the mind is real freedom
Freedom simply means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement. So I strongly believe, unless and until the mind is let loose, an individual can never taste the sweetness of the essence of freedom. Freedom of the mind is real freedom. A person whose mind is not free, though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. A person whose mind is not free even though he or she is alive is no better than a person whose mind is dead. Freedom of mind is proof of one's existence.
Becoming a better version of you
Freedom is not only based on the government and the environmental factors where we live, but also on internal factors within an individual which contain anxieties, worries, habits, fears, addictions, false expectations, and comparisons. Each of these things holds us down to a particular belief and value system where we remain bound for the rest of our lives unknowingly.
A mentally liberated individual
A mentally liberated individual is one who mesmerizes the true flavour of freedom. Such an individual is free from expectations, and desires, searching for the need for approval, frustration, and other challenges. So learn the secrets to achieving MIND freedom.
Never be held hostage by opinions, judgments, prejudices, or false burdens. Be quick to forgive and forget rather than hold grudges and bitterness. Be ready to change yourself if required, rather than trying to control and enforce your "self" beliefs upon others. Never brood over negativity and past pains. Walk freely towards the future without carrying the yoke of unwanted baggage. Always have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone without becoming stuck in the same place you started. Embrace individual differences and stop drawing comparisons against others. Ensure you have a flexible mind-set. Maintain balance with yourself and the world around you. Discover the powerful positivity behind simple joys and gratitude. Enjoy Me-time to cultivate SELF. Walk with nature to detoxify. Ensure that you have healthy dietary habits. Learn to initiate the happy hormones within the human body. Be quick to reveal and heal the scars. Find the support groups if required. Always understand it's okay to say you're not okay rather than mask it for a period of time. Connect with the Almighty every day without delay.
My question is, who is to be blamed? My friend OR her parents?
It is very easy for us to compare our children, and it begins right from birth, then their milestones, and academics, and it continue.
Please understand that comparison does no good for children. By comparing our child with other kids, we are going to be losers as we run the risk of losing insight into what makes our child special and unique in craftsmanship.
Some of the toxic effects of comparison on kids
- Adds more stress and frustration
- This increases the chance of sibling rivalry
- Detachment from family circles refusal to participate in social functions
- Fails to develop talents and skills
- Doubts one's own worth, resulting in a lack of confidence
- It produces resentment towards other children and robs away contentment which makes the child feel unimportant and insecure
by Albert Einstein
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its life thinking it's stupid.
Raise and nurture a child without toxic comparison. Encourage and compliment their strengths and accomplishments. Let them know that you are proud of them. Every child is born with unique traits, talents, and personalities. So let's learn to celebrate their individuality and support them to be the best they can.
Let us abort toxic comparison, and nourish the Unique Craftsmanship within our kids by giving them Freedom ''To Be Who They Really Are!