1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing.
2. Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind.
3. Not determined or influenced by someone or something else
Can we in this day and age really claim independence? When so much of our society is so very influenced by almost everything? Some may even be influenced by the words they are reading now. Mass media is a massive force for influence- companies spend millions of dollars every year to insure you are influenced to buy their products. Others billions to influence the general population to believe a certain idea, value or belief is the ‘right’ way to be, think, do and act. In my opinion, which is only that, an opinion, the way to independence lies in developing your own self- Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others. Think for yourself, believe only a fraction of what you see and accept as truth only a fraction of that. Question your beliefs and what motivated you to believe it. Be willing to release any belief that no longer serves your purpose, your highest calling or feels healthy for you. Take back your financial independence by not buying into the idea that you ‘must have’ the latest- whatever. Take back your emotional independence by not allowing any influence which limits you or defines who you are to exist in your world. Create an independent mind- one that is not controlled by anyone or anything, ever. ♥ Robin ♥