Superstitions - The Bane Of Our Existence

You cannot evolve to spiritual beings when you have your mind focused on dark beliefs that feed fear in you constantly. There is no truth in superstitions. A healthy mind is free from all kinds of irrational fears, and is free to soar to highest heights of the spiritual ladder.

Superstitions are the by-product of the fears that have remained deeply emedded in your sub-conscious, and haunt you in your daily life. Fears have their roots in the traumatic situations of your past, and most often they are not even of your own past but are hand-me-downs of your beloved ancestors. They are passed down as a legacy from one generation to another. These establish themselves in your mind as beliefs and superstitions, and you believe in them as the gospel truth.

Your mind is like a fertile soil where anything you plant takes roots in no time as you continue

to water it with your self-sabotaging thoughts and fears. Disparaging thoughts and beliefs grow wild like poisonous creepers, throwing your good sense and logical thinking into a tizzy. Anything that threatens your inner peace and sanctity is evil, and must be ousted from your being.

Behind every superstitious belief is the fear of death. People use superstitions as a measure to safeguard themselves against death. They treat it as some kind of a protection against mishaps; they use it as a crutch or a life-support, and place great importance in these than they would in God. It is no wonder that, despite all these senseless preventive measuresthat they resort to, they still continue to suffer greatly in all areas of their life. Lack of spiritual knowledge of what is beyond our matter world is the reason for all kinds of idiosyncrasies and superstitions. An illumined mind is fearless because it knows the Truth. In

the Light of Truth you cannot be deceived. 

There is no magic in black cats and stuff like that. It is not the animal's fault for being black. The evil is not outside of you in objects and animals but it is in you. When you perceive life through dark glasses everything appears dark and mystifying. Throw away the dark shades and put on a pair of rose-tinted ones so that life will appear more rosy and pleasing to you. 

When you live by your superstitious beliefs you are refusing to take responsibility for your hardships and problems in life because you are ready to  blame it on someone or something for your misfortunes. You cannot learn the lessons of life this way. You are retarding your own spiritual evolvement. The lessons of life help you to improve upon your shortcomings so that you may grow into better and wiser human beings. Spiritual ignorance keeps you spiritually stunted so that you continue to wallow in the lower levels of your consciousness. No outside situation or person can lift you out of your miserable state. It is by dint of hardwork and the will to rise can raise you to a higher level. Know that all your troubles are the result of your own misconceived thoughts and beliefs. Once you start taking responsibility of your life, you will begin to live with greater acceptance and tolerance. 



Article Written By angelite9

I am a spiritualist and a freelance writer. I deal with topics of spirituality and life-teachings. I use creative writing to spread spiritual knowledge to the masses and illumine their minds on the unseen realities.

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  • destinykst  15-02-2017
    yes superstition is based on irrational and illogical reasoning .It has no place in the world of science where logic and reasoning rules. The old superstitious beliefs have no fundamental reason and are merely practiced as a tradition which has to be stopped for society to develop.
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  • nbillett  15-02-2017
    It is true that superstitions can keep you stuck in one place. Many of the superstitions that prevailed in ages past and now coming back to the forefront. Many people see them as a sign that the "end" is near.
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  • lucib29  13-02-2017
    People are more likely to attribute an event to a superstitious cause if it is negative than positive. This is called negative agency bias.[24] Boston Red Sox fans, for instance, attributed the failure of their team to win the world series for 86 years to the curse of the bambino: a curse placed on the team for trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees so that the team owner could fund a Broadway musical. When the Red Sox finally won the world series in 2004, however, the team's success was attributed to skill of the team and the rebuilding effort of the new owner and general manager. More commonly, people are more likely to perceive their computer to act according to its own intentions when it malfunctions than functions properly.
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  • lucib29  13-02-2017
    People tend to attribute events to supernatural causes (in psychological jargon, "external causes") most often under two circumstances. People are more likely to attribute an event to a superstitious cause if it is unlikely than if it is likely. In other words, the more surprising the event, the more likely it is to evoke a supernatural explanation. This is believed to stem from an effectance motivation - a basic desire to exert control over one's environment. When no natural cause can explain a situation, attributing an event to a superstitious cause may give people some sense of control and ability to predict what will happen in their environment.
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  • lucib29  13-02-2017
    People seem to believe that superstitions influence events by changing the likelihood of currently possible outcomes rather than by creating new possible outcomes. In sporting events, for example, a lucky ritual or object is thought to increase the chance that an athlete will perform at the peak of their ability, rather than increasing their overall ability at that sport.Consequently, people whose goal is to perform well are more likely to rely on "supernatural assistance" - lucky items and rituals - than are people whose goal is to improve their skills and abilities and learn in the same context.
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  • lucib29  13-02-2017
    Despite challenges to Skinner's interpretation of the root of his pigeons' superstitious behaviour, his conception of the reinforcement schedule has been used to explain superstitious behaviour in humans. Originally, in Skinner's animal research, "some pigeons responded up to 10,000 times without reinforcement when they had originally been conditioned on an intermittent reinforcement basis." Compared to the other reinforcement schedules (e.g., fixed ratio, fixed interval), these behaviours were also the most resistant to extinction. This is called the partial reinforcement effect, and this has been used to explain superstitious behaviour in humans. To be more precise, this effect means that, whenever an individual performs an action expecting a reinforcement, and none seems forthcoming, it actually creates a sense of persistence within the individual.
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  • lucib29  13-02-2017
    Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events—such as astrology and religions, like omens, witchcraft, and prophecies, that contradict natural science. The word superstition is generally used to refer to the religion not practiced by the majority of a given society regardless of whether the prevailing religion contains superstitions. It is also commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold by specific (apparently) unrelated prior events.
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