There are seven destructive emotions. If they are so destructive, why would you want to read about them? That’s because you have to get to know them first and how they affect your life, so that you can eliminate them. These emotions are: Fear, jealousy, revenge, greed, superstition and anger.
Before reading further, take a minute and rate your attitude toward each of these emotions from 1 to 10. Include a brief description.
Fear is a very powerful negative state of mind. The two causes of fear are doubt and worry. It’s interesting how quickly fear can grow in your mind. Causes anxiety. People with anxiety often have to see a therapist for medication. The only way to get rid of fear is to face it. Say to yourself, “I will not let fear rule my life.” Repeat this sentence over and over. Your attitude is also an important factor. You see, attitude is made up of thoughts, feelings, and actions. If you have a positive attitude, you will overcome any type of fear.
Jealousy has ruined more relationships, careers, and opportunities than anything else. Psychology experts refer to jealousy as the fear of losing something you don’t have. Jealous people are not happy. We all get jealous sometimes. We eliminate this emotion by analyzing the cause of the problem. Ask yourself why you are jealous. I bet you won’t find a good answer. You will see how silly it is. Replace this with order and love.
The cause of hatred is ignorance. This is one of the most destructive emotions a person can get involved in. How many times do you start a sentence with the words I hate? How many times do you hear others use those words? When your concussion receives the emotion of hatred, you see that something terrible is happening to someone else. When you’re giving off that negative vibe, something bad actually happens to you. What you take out, you get back. Basic rule of the law of attraction. Every time you want to say Hate, stop and start saying I love you. Repeat this over and over to transform your thinking from negative to positive. Love a little more, hate a little less.
There is a beautiful law of non-resistance. It’s about letting go. I think that we as human beings need to learn this law, because revenge is such a ridiculous idea. Don’t take it out on anyone. If they send you bad things, don’t try to get back at them. Just get down and let it go Don’t play the same game as people who want something bad for you. Doing so will hurt you. When someone does something wrong, keep an image of him enjoying the greatest good. This may sound strange to you, but trust me, it is the best thing to do.
The cause of greed is insecurity and a lack of understanding of who we are. Greedy people are insecure, so they try to keep everything to themselves. They are afraid of losing everything. You will never get abundance in your life, if you are greedy. The natural law of circulation is that when you get something, send it back. Don’t try to keep everything to yourself. You will end up losing everything. Share with people, you will be happier.
You probably inherited this emotion from your parents and grandparents. We have to get rid of all these silly superstitious thoughts like, don’t let the black cat walk in front of you, or don’t walk under a ladder, etc. If you have these thoughts, you have them in various areas of your life. Superstition is controlling you. Whenever a superstitious thought appears, say, “I am in control of myself, I am no longer going to be superstitious.” You will get rid of him.
Anger is something we generally suppress, until it builds up and we explode. Not literally. If we repress anger, it will turn into depression. Here is a little exercise. If you feel angry, write it down and burn it. Don’t hold it back. Always try to keep a calm mind. Don’t let outside things or other people make you angry. This is true self-control. Don’t let other people control you. You have to control yourself.
Negative emotions do a lot of damage. They cause the body to break down. They cause disease and scare people away. It’s just not good for you. You might be wondering, “Andrej, why do you spend your time writing about negative emotions?” Because, the first step is to become aware of them in order to eliminate them. We have to analyze the solutions. When focusing, we remove them one at a time. Never let them come back.