Heartfulness Meditation reduces vengeful attitude in Youth

Hyderabad : Heartfulness Meditation’s HELP program has a positive impact on students’ motivation as per a study published in International Journal of Current Research. It concluded that Positive motivation (Benevolence) leads to rewards and negative motivation (Revenge & Avoidance) towards pain. Students must develop Positive Motivation to cultivate a healthy society. HELP Program significantly decreases Negative Motivations (Revenge and Avoidance) and shows a greater improvement on Positive Motivation (Benevolence) amongst students that can eventually raise a healthy & a positive generation.

Revenge is a very powerful emotion, and its effect is but counterproductive to the wellbeing of the individual as well as the society. Revenge is one of the main reasons for Cyber bullying especially against women, that causes anxiety, major depression and may even push victims to commit suicide.

Revenge attitude not only harms the other person, but the one who holds it. For those who harboured the feelings of revenge are often subjected to adverse psychological issues such as depression and reduced life satisfaction. School students often commit serious crimes such as school shootings, genocide, civil war atrocities, homicide-suicide, rape and harassment etc., which are in turn motivated by revenge.

Statistics from Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) have figured out that among revenge victims, 93% reported significant emotional distress, while 82% reported suffering significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Over half (51%) of victims indicated that they had even considered committing suicide. With regard to their occupation, 55% of respondents feared that their professional reputation would be tarnished, while 39% said that the crime actually affected their professional life. Moreover about 300 acid attacks are reported in India each year. A latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that the IT hub reported 106 revenge murders last year.

-Odisha Age