Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Negative Emotions

In this wondrous journey towards understanding the true nature of our minds and the Self beyond, there are some keys to note that can help support us along the way.

An emotion, any emotion can be a red flag to immediately dissociate from your thoughts, then your roles and rest in the space and silence of your being, until you find yourself in that welcome state of clarity and calmness. Then and only then will you be able to see the situation for what it is without the veil of clouded emotions distorting it.

This morning I received a call from a student.

This was from a woman who is in the corporate world. She had been struggling with anxiety and depressive thoughts and wanted to start the day off on the right note. She asked me, how can I block the negativity and think positively of my work place?  In her terms she was expressing negativity and positivity as emotions.

I asked her, is your desk, phone or pot plant positive or negative? She said no.
No, each object simply exists as it is. Therefore there is no negativity or positivity in your work place, you are creating this in your mind.

So drop the attachment to the concept, the false thought, now we are neutral.

Now take a breath. Detach from your role and see the people in your work place, as each coming with their own package of what we will call ‘maya ’or ignorance. It is theirs not yours. Observe with detachment do not falsely attach. Then rather than focusing on the objects and people in your work place focus on the space that gives form to their existence. Stay in this ’space’ She understood.

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