You become the person you hate- so often I have heard this statement that I wondered to go about and do a bit of research. Is hatred that contagious? Do the thoughts that we entertain so often create such a deep impact on our subconscious self that we tend to gradually become that person? But isn’t that a voluntary process? Isn’t that something that’s under our control? Apparently not.
Is this possible?
Our thoughts influence our subconscious to a greater extent than we believe it. Much like my older posts where I had talked about how essential it is to generate and nurture happy and positive thoughts, it is observed a similar line of negative thoughts can affect us too. The more we think about something, the more our mental subconscious works towards becoming that. It does not recognise or differentiate between the right and the wrong. What it does is, it works towards attaining that it in the conscious state of being.
Is it worth it?
Our mind is a fickle bird- it goes on and off, gets away and comes closer, topples and dances, falls and stands. However, despite all of this, it is one of those few things that we can count on. Nurturing feelings of hatred in it is only going to bring us one step closer to acquiring those exact traits we so well dislike. Do we want that? Do we know when it happens? No. The only way to make sure we are not affected by this, is to make sure that we do not allow ourselves to harbour such negativity for anyone.
Disassociating from hate.
Hate, as a term, has always seemed very heavy and strong to me. I have refrained acknowledging I feel hate towards anyone because I knew there was no going back from there. Possibly, it is true. I am aware that it is easier said than done. But, aren’t we all here to keep trying? To keep kindness alive? To make every possible effort to make this world a better place?
Get angry, vent, move on. Hatred will do you no good.