L- Limitless Freedom!

A to Z Challenge 2022 – Nature and I

Don’t you think many of us restrict or limit our growth by boundaries we set for ourselves? Man is blessed with boundless potential. Yet the fear of failure, self-imposed barriers and doubts curtail his growth.  Snug and cozy in his self-created comfort zone, hesitation greets his step outside of it. The mind holds on to the “what ifs” before giving it a try.

When I see the birds fly across the blue skies, it reinforces my belief that that we too are blessed with abilities in abundance. When the fledglings are ready, the mother pushes them out of their nest. The little ones instinctively flap their wings and fly into the sky, overcoming fear, slowly but steadily gaining confidence, before soaring into the vast open sky.

“There is freedom waiting for you on the breeze of the sky, and you ask, “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” Erin Hanson

 The flying birds are a good reminder for me to let go my apprehensions and dare myself to take my feet off the ground.

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t, is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” J. M. Barrie

captive dreams absolved

avian inspiration

the flight to freedom

 All I need to do is, shrug off the self-doubts infringing into my mind. Soaring into the limitless expanse is a dream which I can realize, if I believe in it.

Like Rumi rightly said, “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through?”

You can read my earlier posts of the challenge here.

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40 thoughts on “L- Limitless Freedom!”

      1. An inspiring post. I had a young child say to me today “if I were me full out” and proceeded to tell me who he’d be. How I’d like for all of us to be ourselves full out – without the self-imposed boundaries. Your poem is lovely. May we always know we have wings.

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  1. The quote by Erin Hanson is a personal favourite. Had written a post on it sometime ago.https://www.instagram.com/p/CTY3XICPJdc/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    Yes, our self-created boundaries can mislead and limit our growth in such a huge way.
    But here’s a paradox.
    Boundaries are good when we need to draw our lines and protect ourselves from getting drawn into what isn’t for us – around people and situations. That’s my perception. Also at the same time to fly unbridled like the lark and nudge our children to also find their way by letting them move out of the comfort zone can be an eye opener and reclaiming at the same time.

    I’m in awe with all your posts Radhika.
    Thank you for giving my morning a fresh new lease.

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    1. Natasha, you’ve summarized the essence of my thoughts so well.
      When to draw the line and where to step beyond that line, is an instinct we should strive to develop. Once we quell the popping of “What ifs” in our minds, we are good to take on anything. And yes, parents should step out of their protective parenting style to give wings to their children to soar in the blue yonder.
      Thanks dear for sharing your wonderful thoughts on my posts. Have a lovely day 🙂

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  2. Hi Radhika,
    We are the freedom and we are the society. If we want to fly, we are the ones who fill each other with what will people say? What will he or she think about me? For society to change, we need to change. One step at a time, one person at a time.
    Limitless freedom. It reminds me of the song — panchi, pawan, nadiya — koi sarhad na inhe roke…

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    1. One step at a time, one person at a time….well said Swati. What ifs…are the greatest hurdle in our path to try out anything new or different. Once we overcome that, there is a lot more we can experience.
      Ah, that a beautiful melody with meaningful and motivating lyrics. 🙂 Thanks Swati, humming it 🙂

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