Where the mind is without fear..

Sharing one of my favorite poems composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. This used to be our school prayer in India. So, I feel a rather special connection to this poem. As I grow older, the meaning of this poem becomes more clear to me and I’ve begun to appreciate the profoundness of his thoughts.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high 
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments 
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way 
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee 
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Rabindranath wrote this inspiring poem in the year 1912/1913..don’t we all still dream of a world like this?


12 thoughts on “Where the mind is without fear..

  1. I still dream. . .thank you for sharing this inspiring poem!

    And, thank you so much for nominating me for the versatile blog award. I feel honored and humbled to receive the award from you. I remember reading your About for the first time: “I love being who I am,” and knew this mellifluous blogger was someone I wanted to get to know. You are sweet and pleasant to hear! It means so much to know that when you visit my blog you find something inspiring. Susan

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