We live in a competitive world, as we proudly tell our children . Competition is the basic tool we use to motivate our children to achieve success in life. But, does that success focus on us being happy at all?
The wars which began in the primitive world to secure food, clothing and shelter later became competitive ego wars. The kings started using competition for spreading inequality and injustice to the masses. There have been no scales to measure an increase in happiness in the world. If we go by the hospital charts, depressions and stress related disorders have only been increasing, in the modern day competitive world.
We teach our children to imitate what other kids are doing and ask them to do better. In other words, we teach our kids to treat other kids as inferior. After this negative conditioning in childhood, we complain about people being unjust and selfish as adults.
Instead of motivating children to do their best so that they would get joy and happiness from the start, we teach them to start fighting with other kids by competing on who is the best. Can violence ever stop in the world if our core focus is on teaching children how to fight/compete from kindergarten?
INSTEAD OF COMPETITION, IF WE COULD USE MOTIVATION TESTS , each child would use an exam for testing his motivation and understanding of a subject. The children who did well would be motivated to continue on the same path . The children who did poorly would be guided to pursue other streams where their unique talents lie.
A lot of standardized , stagnant learning would get sacrificed if motivation would be encouraged over competition. Unique , creative learning programmes would be developed to involve children from their hearts in participating in what is taught. Several children who feel like misfits in the competitive race or who become selfish because of the competitive zeal, would be able to regain their emotional balance. The pursuit of success is to achieve happiness in life. But, happiness can come in only when we are motivated to do work from within such that the soul gets joys from the work it does.
Bureaucracy and stagnation would fade off and give way to an evolving, growing, happy , moving world.
Competition tests hamper creative development of the human mind and stagnate potential as they test your skill to obey than be creative. Instead of evolving to a higher quality of consciousness, competition encourages spreading of that which already exists. Several toothpastes of similar kinds or several films of unreal strifes, show degeneration of human intelligence than evolution. The result of competition is that of stopping your mind from thinking with joy, and feeling sacrificed to fit in. The outcome we see is in increasing hospital bills, mental suffocation and sexless. loveless life of the modern day man or woman. The soul stagnates and becomes dysfunctional rather than remain a source of creation , as part of being the Co-creator .
In the competitive tests, the ones who win a race feel superior more because others applaud than because they get inner joy from the task. People get so trained in being competitive that they start enjoying bickering and fights only to fuel the release of negative hormones in the body.
Competition starts acting like drug addiction. It is an easy tool to motivate children in the beginning to perform but it later starts creating side effects – in the form of increased violence, rapes, thefts, murders, manipulations, conspiracies, terrorism and wars.
Everything is branded in a competitive world including religion. Each person fights over whose God is best . The sanctity of God’s name and the love it represents, is sacrificed to suit man’s competitive needs on proving himself the best – be it in the clothes he wears, the cars he travels in or the Gods he worships.
Man becomes so obsessed with proving his own thinking right that he sacrifices God’s thinking to prove his own worship. The labels of Gods – be it Hindu, Muslim or Christianity become more important than the ideologies these religions uphold. People compete put of habit and accumulate goods , furniture , houses , cars and mobiles but they have no real joys like peace, happiness, love or sexual satisfaction .
The child like mind gets so conditioned to prove “I am the best “ that it doesn’t understand why it seeks to be the best. If you take the responsibility of being the best, you would offer the best quality of work for upliftment of the masses. The idea of being best is to be like God, where your inner being radiates positivity and happiness in the lives of several others. But, with negative competition, people only want to prove themselves externally the best without caring about whether they contribute anything in terms of spreading love or compassion or any positive energies of life.
As is written in the book CREATION OF HAPPINESS:THE ENERGY WAR, a soul's perspective:
The positive intention behind the original development of the concept may have been to reward those souls who put in their energies intensely into any work they do or any thought of creation they focus upon. The idea was to reinforce utilization of a person’s full potential by rewarding his/her best performance.
However, over the years competition became a process by which the person was led to perform his best at the cost of undermining other people’s efforts. It started leading to creation of negative energy rather than positive energy because some souls started thriving materially, by creating blocks in the progress of other souls.
Positive energy in the universe, as a whole cannot grow if one soul feels positive and another soul feels negative in the same context. The negative cuts the positive exchange of energy. We need to perform our best as a whole. We cannot hope to find happiness if we thrive individually at the cost of others’ suffering, because happiness is an energy. Happiness cannot spread freely when negative energy rules over positive energy. The work needs to be done well to feel satisfied within and not for defeating others or for meeting demands of society which may not lead to self growth.
Competition is a useful concept as long as it implies that we should work at performing our best. However, on the negative side, competition leads to performing for impressing others than for meeting our soul needs. The need to win becomes a priority, even if our happiness gets sacrificed during the act of pursuing conventional success.
Over the centuries, success has become materialistically defined. Instead of being a measure of happiness, it has become a measure of wealth or power.
Wealth or power can lead to happiness only if they are used for spreading positive energy. The wealth by itself does not equal happiness but if it leads to creation of positive feelings; then, only it helps in increasing happiness. It is the investment in creating positive energy which makes us feel more loved, creatively successful or healthy.
Money or power do not make us happier, if they increase our anxiety of losing or make us escape from our soul lessons by enabling resorting to short term gains of materialism.
.... Human beings in a competitive society expect themselves to behave like computers. Computers only perform. They don’t feel. Similarly, human beings, in a competitive society, train themselves to suppress their feelings and keep working for mechanical success.
How negative competition hampers the Soul’s life-plan
The stress competition places on a mechanical life hampers the soul’s unique creative potential.
Our soul takes birth in the human body to learn the process of creation so as to evolve upwards as being a part of the Creator. The very purpose for which the soul takes birth in the body gets side-lined in order to perform well in conventional ways to get good grades or earn good money , irrespective of whether they increase the soul ‘s positive frequency or not. The focus of education needs to be on teaching students to transcend negative challenges and be happy.
However, the stress on competitions insists that happiness is of inconsequence and only success in competitive terms is important. It is assumed that success would automatically lead to happiness but it does not happen as being negative cannot transcend into being happy ,since suppression and happiness are energies of opposite frequencies.
To be happy, we have to allow our soul frequency to feel positive, and not compromised because if we feel sad, only negative energy can enter us; positivity cannot. As souls learn to suppress their need to be happy from childhood, their energy focus becomes negative. Hence, negativity multiplies since the energies which we focus on multiply over-time, by law.
Instead of being able to master negative energies, the soul becomes a slave to a conditioning of the mind which focuses on external measures of success. The requirement to be the best at that which already exists blocks development of new ways of doing things. The soul’s creative zeal remains grossly ignored in trying to obey set definitions of good or bad work.
As a result, the soul lives futile lives trying to prove itself on the material plane while neglecting its original need for evolving on the multi- dimensional plane of energy, as is exemplified in the book - ‘In Search of Happiness: the soul’s perspective’
Competition inhibits creativity
Standardizing perfection leads to inhibition of creativity. Quality gets sacrificed when creativity is met with doubt. Suppressing creativity makes living in a physical body meaningless for the soul. The soul is a part of the Creator, and its whole focus becomes negative, if it cannot create what it wants to experience and instead it creates what it does not want to experience.
Since soul satisfaction is ignored, the soul within feels miserable and negative energy spreads on the planet. Each person feels blocked and suppressed from within, and yearns to spread her/his wings which get cut as a result of the mass vision of reality.
Competition and fear reinforce each other
Competition instills fear of losing in us. This fear gets ingrained in us from childhood, since we are taught to learn and improve by using competition as the driving force.
Our schools follow a general definition of perfection. They instill in us the belief that if we don’t follow this general definition, we lose grades and respect and that subsequently, in adult life, we will lose out in the rat race.
In our schooling systems, we are usually not trained into visualizing beforehand, the material success which we would get from doing the work which gives us emotional satisfaction; neither are we trained in waiting for positive visualizations to manifest. In our hurry to achieve short-term goals, we lose out on goals which can help us evolve from the eternal perspective.
We often choose to invite stress, disease and worries to clear the next immediate exam of school, and later, the next big challenge of a job rather than pursue our creative talents. We force ourselves to ignore our soul needs which demand that work pays respect but also gives peace of mind.
We give in to fear that we may be wrong in pursuing happiness, than give up on competition which wrongly defines happiness in material terms only. Thus, stress and tension spread like an epidemic. The negative energies rise because we believe we need them to survive.
Due to the emphasis on competition, as a race we get governed by fear - fear of failure, fear of disapproval, fear of survival, fear of rejection, fear of abuse etc., which makes our choices in life negatively tilted. The more we focus on fear while making choices, the more we get trapped in the energy of fear.
Competition promotes negative mass expectations
Competition, as interpreted today, is based on the notion of scarcity. We need to compete because it is assumed that there is not enough for all. When we operate on this belief, we create a world which has scarce resources because as souls, we create that which we expect to manifest by the Law of Creation.
Competition would make sense, if it could be used to develop unique individual potential and helped each soul excel in his own unique abilities. Instead of rewarding those who perform the best and make those who don’t perform the best feel bad, if soul needs could be recognized there would no longer remain ONE BEST for all.
If our children’s focus shifted to getting joy from the work done; as adults we would be intrinsically motivated to perform our best in whatever we excel at ; be it folding clothes, cleaning the house, maintaining files, singing , painting , dancing or sculpting.
We would pursue whatever gives us inner satisfaction and not impose our definition of good work on others, who are not adept in the field we are good at. We would recognize that each soul has a different talent and help each other perform as a group where each has a different chore. That would help each person to creatively and satisfactorily contribute to his work, as he would have fun learning that which he enjoys working at.
Also, if the unique talent of each individual was rewarded and respected, the planet’s overall emotional level of well being would rise. By encouraging innovative thinking, we could take creation to an altogether higher dimension.
However, when emotions are suppressed, human consciousness does not evolve as required because the accumulation of negative energy prevents the spread of creative energy.
When consciousness doesn’t evolve, it stagnates or devolves. By not allowing the soul to express itself, we are blocking our progress as a human race. From human beings, we are becoming performing robots and we are collectively, consciously allowing this degeneration.
STOP THE WARS FROM WITHIN THE MIND FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD
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