By Sayak Kanjilal
Times are tough, and the entire humanity is collectively subjected to a challenge which has its own merits and demerits. We will remain observers to a spectacular change of the personality of entire humankind, probably more humble, more aligned with the cosmic nature of itself and more advanced to combat future global crises , of which this is just a beginning.
Humans need love, now more than ever. But the question remains
“What is Love? And will mankind be fully able to fathom its power?”
It is a flow of consciousness energy from one soul to another. Never mistake this gross body for the soul, it’s just a transient appearance, and there is an infinite existence behind it. It’s this transaction between two infinite energy sources that generates tremendous bliss, the energy sources are the souls. Hindrance comes due to ego, which mistakenly understands itself to be greater than the soul, and identifies it with the body mind complex. When ego is hurt, it tries to resort back by means of jealousy,hatred and violence which puts hindrance to the transaction of the consciousness energy between souls.So always keep that channel clear, by constantly checking the ego.
The question arises, how..
“Are we conscious of our ego? Or do we let it dissect our negativity?”
The misery in human life is always of finite duration, but we tend to make it infinite by repeating it again and again as a replay in our mind. The ego wants to finds different solutions to a misery that happened years ago, and hence the urge for constant dissection. This creates a host of problems; the most popular one being those of developing walls to defend yourself from the world, isolating oneself and creating deep revengeful attitudes, multiplied as many times as a situation of misery has been repeated in mind. Every time the ego wants to bring out a solution to an old problem, it creates new imprints on the mind , which are negative, as the dissecting element itself is negative.
Now the root cause of this is that we allow a situation of happiness to ruminate in our mind so many times, and derive pleasure from it, that unknowingly we create a habit pattern of allowing past thoughts to come in our mind and let the ego use them to derive pleasure as many times as it wants. We almost perversely use one happy thought of fame, or success, or conquest so many thousands of times to make ourselves feel better, that the mind loses its capability to discriminate positive and negative feelings ; taking in both good and bad situations from memory, like an autopilot.
The solution is to check ourselves from constantly bringing in one good thought of achievement or moment of glory to feel good constantly, to restrict the mind from this autopilot situation. Once this is done, the bad thoughts will also, in time, need our permission to enter our mind and involve with our ego.
It’s easier to combat this mind pattern by trying to block the perverted over-usage of good moment related thoughts than the bad ones, in-fact never try to combat the memories of bad feelings directly. The soft spot of mind is the memory of good feelings, that is the malleable zone.
The see- saw of ego and love can improve your quality of living with other human beings, and control the autopilot of your mind to generate more focus and stop amplifying miseries or happiness, both of which are blown to excessive proportions by the untrained ego.
May you realize the extreme gift of human life and crave to harness it’s fullest potential.