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 continueto 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. Inthe 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.