Neg­a­tiv­ity gives birth to vi­o­lence

The Sun (Malaysia) - - GOOD VIBES -

DO WE take care in ob­serv­ing non­vi­o­lence?

Let’s pause here. The fore­most rea­son to be­come non-vi­o­lent is not the hap­pi­ness of oth­ers but for the well­be­ing of one­self.

When­ever a per­son ex­pe­ri­ences ex­treme neg­a­tive emo­tions, the en­tire sys­tem gets af­fected due to an ep­i­neph­rine surge which fur­ther ag­gra­vates ir­ra­tional be­hav­iour, trig­ger­ing a vi­cious cy­cle.

Vi­o­lence meted out in words or ac­tion may or may not af­fect the per­son it is aimed at but the one who com­mits vi­o­lence un­der­goes many reper­cus­sions of the act.

Sim­i­larly, psy­chol­ogy recog­nises all vi­cious thoughts as vi­o­lence.

In­vari­ably, most cases of vi­o­lence show that they started off as per­sis­tent neg­a­tive thoughts and un­con­trol­lable emo­tions, which cul­mi­nate in un­de­sir­able ac­tions.

Hence, it can be sim­ply put that ab­so­lute non­vi­o­lence is the ab­so­lute ab­sence of ex­treme emo­tions.

We can be­come free of such emo­tions only when we are able to calm our mind and cre­ate pos­i­tive thoughts in all sit­u­a­tions.

Deep re­flec­tion or med­i­ta­tion is the most ef­fec­tive tool for do­ing this, as we be­come aware of our true self, which de­taches us from all ex­ter­nal sit­u­a­tions that can cause stress or con­flict.

It awak­ens the soul’s in­nate qual­i­ties of peace, pu­rity, love and joy, and when we reg­u­larly ex­pe­ri­ence these qual­i­ties, they start in­flu­enc­ing our think­ing and be­hav­iour.

Grad­u­ally, as we be­gin to im­prove in con­trol­ling our thoughts and emo­tions, we be­come calmer, hap­pier and more un­der­stand­ing of other peo­ple’s short­com­ings.

Such a spir­i­tu­ally will em­power a per­son not to cause hurt to any­one.

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