Sadhguru explains how the mind is capable of producing anything, be it pleasant or unpleasant. Rather than trying to handle negative emotions it is better to stop producing them in the first place. With certain sadhana and practice one can take charge of the mind and make it a miracle rather than a misery manufacturer.
Questioner: I feel that I’m full of fear, anger, jealous – all those things. How to go beyond all these things and to know this life to its fullest?
Sadhguru: You don’t have to go beyond all these things; you just have to stop creating those things. Your fear, your anger – all these are products of a mind which you have not taken charge of. Your mind is capable of producing joy, your mind is capable of producing fear, your mind is capable of producing anxiety, turmoil, tranquility, agony, ecstasy it can produce anything. It is producing things that you do not want, simply because you do not know how to handle it. There is no need for anybody to handle their fear, their anger, their whatever; nor is there any need for anybody to seek happiness or peace or joy or blissfulness, there is no need. All you have to do is you have to spend some time, you have to do certain sadhana to find out where the keyboard is for this fantastic computer that is loaded on your head. You don’t know where the keyboard is, so you’re punching all the wrong numbers, so all kinds of things are happening.
So, either you can make this mind into a miracle, or you can make this mind into a misery-manufacturing machine. So the misery in the form of anger, fear, you don’t have to do anything about it; you just have to stop the production line, you know, not the product. You just have to stop the production line and start a different product. You must see the joy is coming out of it, bliss is coming out of it, because the same mind is capable of that also. Sometimes, you’re joyful? Sometimes? A young man like this? So it is capable of joy also, so you just have to… J is always here. You know the computer? That’s where it is. If you do like this, like this, like this misery, misery, misery. And if you hold one button – misery misery misery misery misery – it’ll multiply. You should know how to keep your hands off the keyboard and just punch what you want. Now unawares you don’t even know where it is, it’s punching; if you can’t think properly… That’s not where it is, wrong buttons.
So, there is sadhana to take charge of your body, to take charge of your mind, to take charge of your energies, to take charge of everything that you are, rather than taking charge of it you are wishing for a nice product. It will not happen like that. Life has never worked like that, not for anybody. Never ever has anything worked for anybody by doing all the wrong things. Unless you do the right things, right things do not happen to you at all.
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