In prison I found true freedom
When I came across this statement initially ( in reference to the movie Provoked) I was not convinced. However after seeing the movie I realized it was apt. And yet, I haven’t realized how apt until now.
For true freedom is freedom of spirit. If we are free, we do not value our freedom nor understand what it really means. And hence we slave under many undue influences, both good and bad. And since we are influenced we are not free.
And yet, if we are forced into bondage we tend to disassociate from the particular situation and hence find true freedom.
Paradoxical isnt it? We need bondage to actually feel free 🙂 Like one needs danger to lose fear of death. And hope of peace to go for war….
On a side note: In that movie, more than the husband of the victim, I hated the mother in law! For she seemed to have erred in many ways. but then, like the victim, she knew no other way of life…