The way the question is asked and also the way normally it’s addressed is people think there is something called as negative thought and positive thought . They want to remove the negative thoughts and have only positive thoughts for such people ,I would ask them to just experiment for 10-15 seconds .
Let them forcefully remove one thought from their mind, for example- next 10 seconds just don’t think of a monkey , try not to think of monkey, you will see , you will be full of monkeys. So what I am saying is this is the nature of your mind , because in this mind , all three pedals are throttle- there is no brake , no clutch whatever you touch ,it will only go faster.
In this kind of mind , people have been taught from moral teachers and religious teachers do not think about bad things “well, since then it’s been full time job”. So there is no way you can handle the mind like this , this doesn’t need any great enlightenment . If you spend two minutes with your eyes closed , you will realize you cannot do anything forcefully with this mind.
So, I want to remove negative thoughts, do not ever go in this direction because what you want to remove will become your quality , always you will be on it , So what should I do? The thing is this- without understanding the fundamental mechanism of this mind , because our mind , human mind is more sophisticated computer on the planet.
Even all the supercomputer have come out of this , when this is in the case it is not important that we understand the mechanics of how it functions? One simplistic aspect of how it function is- there are no subtraction and divisions in our mind , there is only addition and multiplication , if you try to do something with it , it will say “One more.”
If you try hard , it will multiply into many more , in this mind , you don’t try to identify what is positive , what is negative and try to remove it First of all one needs to understand , this mind of yours , this body of yours is supposed to serve you, The life that you are is important, body and mind are vehicle that must serve us.
Right now most human beings are unfortunately experiencing the fantastic possibility of human mind as a nuisance , as a troublesome thing . Well that is the most beautiful thing you have, its just that you need to pay little attention as to how it function. One simple thing is this- first and foremost process is that’s why we put out this process called “ Isha Kriya”
This is to distance yourself from physiological and psychological process, there is something called as , “you” which exists. This is not a computer of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes, beyond that there is you . If you close your eyes even if you cannot see anything , you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out.
But if you close your eyes it doesn’t mean you don’t exist , you still exist, so beyond your thought you still exist, beyond your emotion you still exist. So that is you , the life that you are this has to come into your experience , Why is it that you are not allowing that to come into your experience which is the most significant aspect of who you are?
Who you are right now, the most significant aspect is – you and me are alive right now , this is it “what I’m thinking , what you’re thinking is not the important thing , We are alive right now , that is the important thing , So it’s important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you and then you will see there is natural distance between you and your thought process.
Once there is a distance between your psychological process and physiological process this the end of suffering . Because there are only two kind of suffering that human go through – physical suffering and mental suffering , once you create a little space between you and your mind and your body this is the end of suffering.
This is something every human beings has to experience and know . otherwise thinking, “ I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts” all the best it’s not going to work because nobody can remove it they can avoid it for some time