Free from Habits – OFS (OBSERVE, FILTER & SURRENDER) by Rishi Nityapragya … Thanx Mrudula
Moment to moment to moment, life is going on. In every moment there are 2 sections to your life – The outer world and the inner world. Outer world is made up of people, situation, things. Inner world is made up of Mind, intellect, memory and ego.
With different people and in different situtaions different flavors come up in you . If you observe your inner flavors, there is a lot of repetitiveness in it. Same flavors are coming up in you again and again and again. These are called as habits, tendencies or patterns ( Vrittis)
For eg. if you have the habit of getting angry, though you may feel that somebody’s behavior is making you angry the fact is that you already have the tendency or habit to get angry. If you did not have the habit of anger the same behaviour from somebody would not make you feel angry.Some other experience would happen…..
Sometimes you feel there is a possibility of something going wrong in a situtation that is making you worried. I am saying you are worrying because of your habit of worrying. If you did not have the tendency to worry, the same situation will not make you worried, you will experience something else.
“PEOPLE, SITUATIONS OR THINGS IN THE OUTER WORLD ARE MERELY TRIGGERING HABITS IN YOU”
There are two types of habits ( Vrittis) . Habits that are harmful for your life ( Klisht Vrittis) and habits are beneficial for your life ( AKLISHT VRITTIS). There are harmful and beneficial habits in all 3 aspects of your life –
‘Mansa’ – at the mind level
‘Vacha’ -at the speaking level
‘ Karmana’- at the doership level
These habits immensely influence the quality of your life. Now let us see how these habits are formed. Your repetitive indulgence in any acitivity either at Mansa, Vacha or Karmana aspect, create these habits. The habits of anger, worrying,enthusiasm or taking responsibility are all because we have repeatitively experienced these flavors in the past. If you want to be free from any habit and you commitedly keep dropping that flavor from your mind, gradually that habit will loose its grip on your mind.
There is a simple, yet extremely powerful 3 step process if you want to be free from harmful tendencies.
STEP 1: OBSERVE : Keep a watch on your inner atmosphere. In different situations with different people whatever flavors are coming up in you , keep on observing them
STEP 2: FILTER: Whatever is happening in your inner atmosphere apply a filter of intelligence ( VIVEK) on it. You decide what is worth keeping, and what is not worth keeping. These flavors come up in you because of your tendencies, but as you learn to apply the filter of wisdom you get the freedom to choose what you want to keep and what you want to drop.
STEP 3: SURRENDER: The nature has given you this fantastic ability to let go, to surrender, to drop, to release.Simple technique is to keep on taking long full breaths and with every outgoing breath, keep on releasing any thought, emotion, memory, judgement or ego that you want to drop. Remember if the file is big, it might take a little time to delete it, but the delete button always works and that is your outgoing breath.
The only hindrance in the process of release is your own ego. Ego doesn’t want to drop stuff and be free. Ego wants to blame and glorify your own miseries. The ego that blames others is called ” Victim consciousness” and the ego that blames oneself is called the ” Guilt consciousness”.Save your mind from the dangerous flavors of ego i.e Guilt and Victim. If your ego doesn’t want to drop something , no amount of breathing will help you.
To be happy is our own responsibility. Let us learn to fulfill that responsibility .
Let us OBSERVE, FILTER & SURRENDER all reasons of unhappiness, negative emotion, garbage of the past, unnecessary ego ( superiority and inferiority complexes) and be free.
All you need is COMMITTED SKILLFULL EFFORTS of OBSERVE , FILTER , SURRENDER !!!