Different Types of Thoughts

Different Types of Thoughts

 

What is a Thought?
Thought

The action or process of thinking is know as a Thought.
Many make the mistake to think that the Mind is thought. No, it isn't. What we call thought is a product of the Mind and for the time being, from the human brain.

Different Types of Thoughts :

Different Types of Thoughts
There are 4 different types of thoughts :

1) Positive Thoughts
2)Negative Thoughts
3)Waste Thoughts
4)Necessary Thoughts

Positive Thoughts :

Positive Thoughts
 Positive thoughts are those thoughts which give us and others the experience of our original virtues like peace, love, joy, purity and power. They enable us to collect inner strength and equip us to wear a constructive attitude. 
Positive thinking means looking at what is beneficial in all circumstances, without being trapped in what is visible externally in those particular situations.
Thinking positively involves looking at problems and recognizing realities, but at the same time being able to find solutions without being confused and experiencing feelings of powerlessness. This often requires tolerance, patience, peace and spiritual wisdom.

Positive thoughts make one internally strong and as a result our expectations of others decrease. This does not mean that they do not matter to us, but that we no longer demand love, respect, recognition, etc. from them, which is the
best way to create long-lasting and harmonious relationships. A person who thinks positively is aware of the weaknesses of others, but even
then will direct his/her attention towards their positive sanskara's or personality traits. When we have inner happiness and are filled with positive
energy, we have the strength to accept other people as they are without wanting them to be different. This acceptance produces more stable
relationships.


Negative Thoughts :

Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts not only harm you but have an impact on others also. These thoughts disturb your peace and weaken your inner strength. If these thoughts occur on a regular basis, they can cause health problems, both physical and mental. They can even become destructive.
Negative thoughts are based on the five vices primarily - lust, anger, greed, ego, attachment. They are chiefly caused by selfish and harmful reasons, without taking into account the values and inner qualities of the person
 Example:
* I think they should pay me more without having to do any more work to earn
it (greed).
Negative thoughts also arise from unsatisfied expectations, in disagreements,
in laziness, revenge, racism, jealousy, criticism, hate and an excess of power.
* My boss never appreciates my work but he always values my colleagues more
(jealousy). 


Waste Thoughts :
Waste Thoughts 



Waste thoughts are thoughts that are produced at untimely moments that fill us with worry and anxiety when they appear in our minds. They have no constructive use. Unnecessary and useless thoughts are quick and repetitive which lead you nowhere. 
Often they refer to things from the past: 
* If this hadn't happened ...
* Why did she have to say that to me?
Too many thoughts are about things that we cannot change, or worries about the future: 
* What will happen tomorrow?
* How will it happen?
* What will I do if I find myself on my own?
* If I had been there at the time, this disaster would not have happened.
* If I had had this information at the time, I would have won the case.
* When I get the degree, I will be more respected by my superiors.
Your ability to concentrate is weakened by these useless thoughts. If you have a lot of these thoughts you use more energy and time to undertake each task.
The origins of negativity also reside in them.
From the time that the past has already passed and the future is yet to come,these kinds of thoughts are not useful and they also weaken your inner
strength and exhaust you. It is vital that we learn to avoid this pattern of thinking. In this way you will be more focused and your decision making
capacity will improve. 

Necessary Thoughts :
Necessary Thoughts
Necessary thoughts are those relating to your daily routine, such as,
* What am I going to have for dinner?
* What time am I picking up the children from school?
* What is the number of my bank account?
* What have I got to do today .... etc.?
They are also thoughts connected with your profession or job. These necessary thoughts related to your daily life come into your mind according to your responsibilities and needs at a more physical, material and professional level.
When these thoughts are repeated over and over again, they become unnecessary or waste thoughts.

Thought Process



5 Types of Concentration in Yogic Life

 5 Types of Concentration in Yogic Life  

5-Types-of-Concentration

What is Concentration?

Concentration

The action or power of focusing all one's attention.Concentration is the ability to direct one’s attention in accordance with one’s will. It means control of the attention. It is the ability to focus the mind on one subject, object or thought, and at the same time exclude from the mind every other unrelated thoughts, ideas, feelings and sensations.


 Types of Concentration:

With in yogic life Concentration is extremely important & essential for yoga-sadhana. Not only in yogic life but also to attain a higher destination in worldly life, concentration is essential.

  There are many times of concentration.when we say concentration, usually the awareness doesn't come into our intellect that many types of concentration are hidden in this subject. Concentration exist when there is pin-pointed awareness.Otherwise it won't be full concentration.If there is awareness of this or that,then concentration is incomplete. Due to that ,our yoga is not going to be completely intense.It will not be such intense yoga that the fire is fully ignited,burning & extremely filled with light.A very mild stage of yoga would be there, but it will not be a powerful one.Thus there will not be a powerful experience also.

5 Types Of Concentration  are :

2) Concentration of Viram(Pause) 
3) Concentration of Desires 
4) Concentration of Aim
5) Concentration of Happiness.

Of the Many types of concentration, the first one is 

Concentration of Thoughts :
Concentration of Thoughts


 It is the Natural nature of the mind to keep thinking something or someone.However , our minds should not wander here & there.they should remain bound to whatever thoughts are essential.They should not think wasteful thoughts, nor should there be the leakage of thoughts.such a state of mind has concentration of thought.Creating more thoughts in the mind has become the nature of man,while sitting in the hall, to keep thinking about what tasks still have to be finished today.he is making an entire agenda while sitting in the hall.It doesn't happen that the mind is focused on whatever we have to listen to,or wherever it should be focused.

Concentration of Viram(Pause) :


Another type of concentration is Concentration of  talking a pause.It is the concentration of giving rest to mind, the intellect & to karma. Viram means applying a full stop. wherever the mind, intellect & speech have to be given a pause or full-stop, they immediately have to come to a stop.It should not be the case that the intellect takes us somewhere with compulsion. It should be under our control such that whatever we wish to think, we think that only & that much only.Whenever we want to apply a brake, er can apply it & instantaneously everything comes to a state of rest. There is a great significance of viram.is Someone keeps writing on and on and doesn't apply full-stop, then lots of confusion emerges. One Full-stop makes a lot of difference.  

Concentration of Desires :
Concentration of Desire

A third type of concentration is the concentration of desires & wishes.If there are too many desires & wishes, then the person is riding as if upon two horses.If a person rides upon two horses without the reins,then what would be his state? If desires are horses ,then one who rides on them would surely be a crazy or wisdom-less fellow,because desires are such that they hang a man upside down.

Concentration of Aim :
Concentration of Aim

Fourth is concentration of Aim.Our Aim should be one.If our aim keeps changing, the how we will we concentrate? The rhythm of thoughts would be broken.Many people have the nature & quality of having one aim today & another aim tomorrow.They are not steady in there minds.They don't set an ultimate goals.So we should Concentrate on one Aim only.

Concentration of Happiness :

Concentration of Happiness

Finally, there is the concentration of happiness. We should not remember painful matters,those through which the soul again experiences waves of sorrow. Don't remember such things you may feel sorrow.  Remember such points which can give happiness to your mind.If you want to talk,then talk about the things of happiness in your life.If you want remember, then remember the incidents of happiness.How nice those days were!

If we practice all of these types of concentration, then our concentration will thoroughly increases.


Tips for Improving Concentration

1. Practice Rajayoga Medation.
2. Be more physically active.
3. Employ nonjudgmental thinking.
4. Get proper sleep.
5. Develop competitive plans
6. Practice eye control.
7. Stay focused in the present.
8. Over-learn skills.

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