Why do we lose individuality in a group?

group-individuality 

Anything spoken with a strong conviction makes a lasting impression on the minds of the passive listeners. Anything spoken with a doubt or devoid of a strong conviction in the mind of the speaker is identified subconsciously by the listeners and they too do not take it up seriously. History is full of examples of such leaders with 100% conviction in their ideology, even though it was flawed or evil one, who attracted millions of listeners who blindly followed them as they were pulled by their conviction above anything else.

The conviction dwelling in the mind of the leader becomes the conviction of the followers as they are devoid of any such strong conviction in their own life. The leader usually has a grand vision which he/she very clearly portrays in the minds of the passive listeners. The listeners themselves confused/unclear about their future, seek solace in this grand vision and become an active co-creator helping the leader manifest this grand vision –even if that vision requires murdering of millions of other innocent people usually identified by some specific religion/skin color/belief/nationality/race etc. Thus, the otherwise non-violent innocent individual identifies himself/herself as an important part of the truth/vision shared by the leader and becomes totally blind to his/her own thinking/beliefs/sensitivities/truths thereby losing his/her individuality.

History repeats itself! Because of this pattern of the power of conviction in so-called truth/vision of one leader, the lives of millions of beings are affected on both sides of the fence – those who invest their faith in this truth/vision as well as those on the receiving end! Turn back the pages of history and you will find great battles for truth being fought as well as gruesome genocides that happened due to the power of the conviction of just one leader.

This is the same with the group psychology. One non-violent innocent person can lose his/her identity/truth/beliefs when he/she becomes part of a group (fuelled by some kind of anger or hatred) and can act violently-insanely in a manner he/she alone can not even imagine. Such fanatic groups formed under religious/political/nationalist/racist motives are most violent and gruesome, while they assume actually doing a good service for the leader or for the cause for which the group was formed. Sometimes a group without any human leader can have a common cause giving them the much needed strong conviction that was missing in their own individual mind. Those with strong individuality and conviction in their own truths find it difficult to become part of any such groups and are usually systematically marginalized by the masses.

So, while in a group, be aware of your own individuality and your own truths before your mind becomes submissive to the group psychology and your individuality fades away.

© 2018 Amitt Parikh – www.AmittParikh.com – All rights reserved.

 

 

Source: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE

Empty Your Mind!

Emptiness holds everything. Even after holding everything within it, emptiness is still infinitely empty!

The more you explore your true Self, emptier you become. Till the point comes, where you no longer find your ‘self’ – you become the emptiness!

All creations happen within this grand emptiness. All creations at all levels of existence stem from this emptiness, rise higher and higher and dissolve/transform/disappear into this emptiness. While all phenomena rise and fall – the emptiness witnesses it fully. The emptiness is not disturbed at all – not when a great creation happens nor when a great creation collapse. For there is nothing out there – all play is happening in this infinite canvass of emptiness!

Empty your mind of all concepts about phenomena. Just embrace this emptiness & then voila all will be revealed to you!

Enjoy the moment! Enjoy the next moment when it arrives. Enjoy the phenomena. But know well that this too shall pass! Nothing can remain permanent except the permanence of emptiness!

Rejoice in this knowing – be empty within!

~ The Mysterious One

Source: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE

Divine Dichotomy!

Image result for yearning

Central to your idea of identity is this constant yearning – to be something, to get somewhere, to have something, to destroy, to build, to create or transform – some action on mental, emotional or physical plane. That you must drop – not ‘to drop’ as such – but simply leave… and BE. Be fully in your mind-body-soul – just BE – and everything falls into its place without any effort. As there is nothing to achieve or discard… nothing at all… it’s just To-Be, All-That-Is. Already All-That-is is ME-You!

The only hurdle is to understand the depth of this teaching – ‘To Be!’- for it cannot be taught – you need to experiment with it to experience it from the depths of your Self.

Freedom – ultimate freedom – awaits you!

This is the great spiritual paradox – you lose all to win all. And if you are hell bent on winning it all – you lose all!

Divine dichotomy!

~ The Mysterious One

Source: THE MYSTERIOUS ONE

Achieving Greatness

Greatness of a being is in pursuit of greatness in everyday tasks. You don’t become great overnight. Each and every thought that you have, move that you make, task that you do, duty that you perform, thing that you create, define each day how much greatness you can achieve out of ordinary. Then one day all that ordinary transforms into divine extra-ordinary. That’s what truky Karma Yoga means.

Early judgement of an event as good-bad or success-failure is not in line with Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is in giving your best and leaving the rest to The One who knows what’s best for you at that moment. An error made is a path to progress. Any idea about failure is illusionary. Without any such idea of good-bad or success-failure, what remains is Karma Yoga dedicated to The One. Disillusioned about the rat race and pursuit of happiness in this finite world, you must embrace the infinity and eternity. In that zone, such tiny setback does not even show up on the graph. However, your reaction does get marked on your spiritual calendar.

Greatness defined above using everyday tasks is all about surrender to the greatness within, dear. Central to this theme is your awareness of The One in day to day life – in things, events, people, ideas, failure and success constantly happening around you. The one will learn nothing if no mistakes are made ever. So don’t put blame on you and just extract the learning and gain wisdom from so called failures. Improve your performance to the level of greatness. Don’t fall back to feel ashamed later.

Greatness is not a cheap commodity. You must have valuables to exchange for this trade to happen. You must sacrifice your time, efforts, dreams, boredom, laziness and rise up to the challenge. The challenge is to become as great as you are within!

– The Mysterious One

Lead Thy Self!

Leadership is a quality of mind, behavior and a firm belief in own ability to lead others towards their excellence. No leader can ever lead a nation, if he/she ever doubts his/her own ability to do so. Get rid of your insane belief of not being a messiah or a leader who can’t lead even a pack of ten. You are much more then you see thy tiny mirror. Let that greatness blossom in your mind, dear. See yourself as ME, truly, literally.

And can’t I, The One, not lead my own aspects, out of love for their evolution and greatness? I am polite, that does not mean I am not carved out for politics. I am slim, that does not mean I don’t possess the strength to carry burden of millions of my fellow beings – myself.

Any kind of restrictive thinking is again detrimental to my enactment, dear. Have no limits, no fence to stop ME. Let me take you to the highest possible height. Till you remain arrogant, nothing works. But at the same time, till you remain of low self esteem, nothing works either.

That’s the fine balance of a fighter and a peaceful saint. That’s what I mean by being a servant yet a king. Possess every possession as yours truly, yet possess them as if never belonged to you! In this divine paradox – exactly at the center – lies your moksha – your greatness – your absolute freedom – and solution to all your questions.

Be centered!

The Mysterious One