Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why Mr Electron, why? Why so Negative?? (part 3)– Understanding Negativity and its Effects

NOTE: This post is a sequel to Why Mr Electron, why? Why so Negative?? (part 1)– Understanding Negativity and Understanding Negativity and its Origins.

I was brought by my maternal grandparents from about the age of 10. They took the best care anyone could ever take. My grandfather always used to wake me up at 5 in the morning. He wanted me to greet every elder in the family and touch their feet, so as to get their blessings. Then he would take me to a long walk to a nearby pond. Throughout the journey he would make me chant different Mantras and Shlokas in Sanskrit, often explaining the meaning and the story behind them. He used to carry something I don’t remember to feed the fish in the pond. I used to hate the schedule feeling its awful start to the day.

I did not know then, usually the negativity starts when we start our day:

No wonder our ancestors have paid so much emphasis on getting up early in the morning, followed by reading Sanskrit Shlokas like “कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मी, करमध्ये सरस्वती, करमूले च गोविन्दं, प्रभाते कर दर्शनं” They also tell us to greet the elders and receive their blessings - so that the first things we hear in the morning are good words and prayers - all positives. My grandfather was right and it was always an Awesome start to the day.I just wish he had explained to me then (or may be I should have understood then.)

In Part 2 we discussed Understanding Negativity and its Origins. Now its time for us to understand how does negativity affects us in our daily lives. Its simple right? It makes our lives a mess.
Negativity is a loop. Once you enter you cant get yourself out of it easily. Its just like Quicksand, the more you continue to fight it,the more you are sucked in. Negativity leads to depression, and here are some effects of depression:

So we know that Negativity affects us all. The Big Question is how to get rid of Negativity! Check out the next post to get rid of Negativity!


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