If you missed our last issue of Yogic Living, we introduced the Negative Mind, which is one of three functional aspects of the mind according to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. This protective mechanism of the brain is a major reason that we’ve survived on this planet for so long.
As we walk the path of awareness, one question we must ask ourselves is whether we’re over-utilizing this survival mechanism, or not using it enough. When the negative mind is weak or imbalanced, we have a tendency to worry, overprotect, and say no – even to things that we long for. When the negative mind is healthy, we set clear boundaries, say no when we need to, and heed the red flags.
Whether we’re overly optimistic and seeing life through rose-colored glasses, or too protective and closed off in fear, the goal is the same: to empower a well-balanced and integrated negative mind. Read on to learn how.