Negativity gives birth to violence
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.