The biggest and the most destructive “disease” of today’s mankind is AN INFLATED EGO. From politicians to celebrities to spiritual gurus all are the victims of this “disease” and to the extent that they refuse to acknowledge that they suffer from it.
It is poisonous to society, nations, continents and the globe. A person with an inflated ego is like a drunken elephant on a rampage through a forest where the forest is burning behind him. He runs without any direction to seek refuge and fails in all directions to find one. During his effort to do so, he not only ruins his own life but also the lives of other elephants, other animals of the jungle, trees, shrubs and birds. A true seeker of truth and follower of a spiritual path does not succumb to this disease because he is aware that this is the path to his destruction. He is aware that the path to freedom is surrender and Letting Go.
In the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that the perfect way to live is not of inaction but of surrendering the results of all action to an ultimate power in the universe.
This helps us in detaching ourselves from the fruits of all action bringing about unification with natural forces and volition of the universe and removes all burdens and weights of karma from us. Letting Go the doer ship of action makes one live life more fruitfully and in its completeness. It strengthens the intellect, volition, emotions and increases faith and conviction in right action at the level of mind, intellect, volition and ego. It eradicates fear, mis-trust, hatred, anger, disgust, despair, desperation, dilemma, diffidence, desertation, despondency, depression and demoralization.
Even if our world has few hundred people who surrender their egos the world will naturally become a better place to live in. There would be no ulterior motives, no hidden agendas, no fruitless discussions, no futile arguments, no effortful failures, no poverty, no unemployment, and no illiteracy. The cause of many social evils lies in the inflated egos of a lot of people. Consumerism is the result of inflated egos. Cut throat competition in entrance tests for various academic qualifications is the result of inflated egos at its root. Eradicating this evil will mend a lot of global social evils.
Practicing meditation daily will increase your awareness of various emotions, ideas, thoughts, desires and expectations arising in one which is the most important tool in eradicating ego and superego and inflated ego. Once there is purity in all these there will be spiritual upliftment and growth in all spheres of life from material to spiritual. This will bring in peace and bliss at individual and social level. The world will be a heaven on earth with beauty, bounty, bravery, bliss and all. The world will be rid of all social evils and banes.
By Dr. Swati Dhawan is a Cosmic Quantum Holistic Wellbeing Consultant and Trainer who has encompassed the fundamentals of Medical Science with the Eastern Vedic Wisdom.