Knowing the danger of selfishness empower you to gain personal growth

You must know the danger of selfishness because IT kills one's personality and spiritual growth if you are unaware. A self centered and selfish lives only for himself. He does not know beauty of loving and respecting others, instead he stirred up arguments and quarrels over tiny little matters. All these factors will transform his life into an endless journey in unhappiness. He suspects others of being his rivals and is envious of their success and achievements. He cannot tolerate their happiness and it the end, he poisons his thoughts and pose a threat to the society.

In regardless whether one is wealthy or poor, a selfish man is always being controlled by the world's worst curse, greed. He is never contented with what he possess. Mahatma Gandhi once said, "The world is enough for everyone's needs, but never enough for one man's greed". If one is rich, he worries about his current possessions, like house, car and many others. He will always be thinking about making more money but never prepared to part with his money for a worthy cause. His mind will be at all times pre-occupied with thoughts of being robbed, kidnapped, cheats, death and many others. In contrast, if one is living in poverty, he suffers from not having enough so he is always longing for wealth. When he cannot obtain the wealth which he wants through honest means and hard work, he will resort to criminal ways to get his desires.

Selfishness is being developed by adopting wrong thoughts and also the failure to perceive the realities of life. It is a very destructive emotional force and if no actions have been put in place to reduce this negative emotion, it can cause suffering and misery. Thoughts are forces and selfishness is a powerful negative force that will bring along bad consequences. This is in accordance with the universal moral law, "What we sow is what we reap", therefore pain and suffering are the results of negative thoughts, while happiness is the result of good thoughts.

Our thoughts dominated us and hence a hatred or grudge tears the one who harbours it. A strong feeling of resentment is just like a germ or virus that cause poor health and illness, so remember to stay positive and throw away hatred.

By knowing the danger of selfishness, we must then see the need to cultivate love and compassion. A happy and contented life can only achieved by overcoming selfishness and developing goodwill, understanding and benevolence. We should not pick on other's weakness or mistakes and disregarding their good work and nature.

Nothing outside us can possibly cause an impact on us as much as what is taking place in our minds. It is a fact that "As a man think in his heart, so he is".

Author's Bio: 

“Succeed does not come to you, you have to go to it” Using this philosophy, I decided to create this self help website to push myself to achieve self empowerment and also to motivate all of my friends out there who are reading and staying with me throughout this empowering journey