Thursday, 28 February 2013

Is it beneficial to feel proud!!!!

Interesting to notice in the facebook that many Nepalese and Indian brothers are proud of themsevles and proud to belong to certain societal gifted groups such as caste/ethnicity, religion, nationality, etc. But I have not seen any girls writing feeling proud of anythings except their achievement.  It might be due to their ignorance they are feeling such. So, let's learn something about "Pride" whether or not it is beneficial for our personal growith and development! 

Pride level of human consciousness something that most people aspire to.

It’s socially encouraged. We’re told we should take pride in our work, accomplishments, and material objects.

Compared to the lower levels of conscousness such as shame, guilt, apathy, Grief, fear, desire, and anger, pride feels great. It certainly beats the depression and hopelessness found in Shame and Apathy. However, pride is still below the crucial level of 200, Courage. It is still weak, and thus is related to force rather than true power.

Pride is a weakness because it can so easily transform into any of the lower levels. If a prideful businessman suddenly loses all his money, he could easily go through Anger, Fear, and end up at Apathy, completely losing touch with what he based his life around. Pride comes from associating ones self with things that don’t really matter.

Although pride feels good at first, it is ultimately foolish. Religious wars are often a function of pride. It lacks the unification of the higher levels, instead being based on the egoic need to be better than someone or something else.

Source: Power vs. Force, The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior: An Anatomy of Consciousness by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

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