With a bit of awareness on my thoughts and actions i was able to figure out a lot of negativities in me like feelings of envy, jealousy etc. I can feel these feelings melting away as i constantly remind myself that life would be much more beautiful without them. Is awareness the key to getting rid of all negativities? Anything i should take care of?
Beloved Ajay, It is good to see you reminding yourself about how beautiful life can be without these negative emotions and how these affect your holistic growth… It is also important to be aware of how negative emotions take away your peace of mind at the same time.
The best thing in your case is that you are becoming self-aware about it otherwise the same negative emotions could transmute themselves to only flare up as anger, guilt, self-pity or depression, if someone else pointed out to these. Man by virtue of its self-learning, self-correcting design is not programmed to take suggestions after the ego gets crystallizes and that is the reason its not easy even for a Master to correct or modify behaviour pattern or nature of a disciple.
The nondestructive, effective self-improvement regime should always begin with deep rooted belief that you are a pure soul and perfect at that level, resting in complete peace in bliss-body. From that perspective it is – |पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं| complete. No correction, modification, improvement, addition, subtraction or division is possible at that level.. whatever you will do it can not change or affect the eternally perfected, eternally flawless state of soul. It is already perfect and needs to correction. Its always glowing within and emitting divine light – which can be used in creation of rainbow of positive attributes in the outer world through our thoughts and actions. But it doesn’t happen that way and it is not so easy too. Only this understanding and belief of being pure and perfect at the level of your soul doesn’t change your outwardly behaviour or inwardly experience. Right? Corrections and modifications, weeding and weaning, transformation and perversions are all STILL needed. Why?
Now after having been initiated in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan you have understood the fact that this home (Anandmaya kosha) of soul is surrounded/supported/assisted/affected by its coverings namely – Vigyaanamaya, Manomaya,
The first step is self-acknowledgement of the flaws which you can identify yourself through contemplation and unbiased observation.
The second step is to become aware of the fact that no one is born perfect and thus deep rooted acceptance of your own self-observed flaws.
The third step is to open yourself, make yourself available for the changes you wish for yourself.
Last but not the least and most important step is – taking help of tools for inducing changes. Tattva Shakti Vigyaan, comes handy here. Based on the type of negative emotion you are overpowered with you can pick up the practices you learnt.
Many Masters have opined that awareness is that fire which is capable of transforming your personality and helps you burn your negative traits however I have different view here considering – You are neither your body or Mind nor your accumulated Sanskaras. You are the pure soul on a journey of self-discovery with a sophisticated vehicle (known as Panchkosha) for this mission. This very vehicle which you carry, needs specialized engineering processes (call them spiritual if you like) to tune it to perform optimally and help you experience life situations in its totality.
Blessings from Masters..
– Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath