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Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Independence day to India and Pakistan

Each one of us is born free, and as we grow, we tie ourselves with our culture, individualism, collectivism, religionism, pluralism, regionalism, universalism, nationalism, bigotry and egalitarianism. The choice is always ours to be free or remain bonded.

True freedom brings relief. If you are free from anxieties, discomfort or fear of the other, then you are free. If you have won over your anger, ill-will, jealous, hatred, and malice towards others, then I wish you a real happy Independence Day, otherwise, happy Independence Day.

Pakistan celebrates her Independence today, and India celebrates hers tomorrow.  Most of us are free, but a few are not. I pray for the freedom of those Indians and Pakistanis who are stuck in hate for the other.

18 Years ago, when I started the Asian News Radio in Dallas, my team played the Indian and Pakistani National songs from August 1 through 15th, and every day for an hour, we shared about the culture, history, geography, films, folklore, foods, cities and about the people of each country, of course Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka were part of the program. We played folk songs from every region and in every language.

The most important freedom comes from within.

Happy freedom

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MikeGhouse is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a professional speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, civic affairsIslamIndiaIsrael, peace and justice. Mike is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News and regularly at Huffington post, and several other periodicals across the world. The blog www.TheGhousediary.comis updated daily. 

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