Personality Defect Removal - As Spiritual Practice
By Expert Author: Sean M. Clarke
Introduction to personality defect removal
The personality defects in a person are responsible for unhappiness, whereas his qualities are responsible for happiness and contentment.
In order to lead a happy life with a sense of permanent safety ad stability and for effective spiritual practice it is essential that the personality defects in an individual are destroyed and qualities are imbibed or developed. Personality defects are the main obstacle in obtaining/experiencing happiness or contentment in one’s life.
What is personality?
While performing any action, when repeatedly same impressions in the sub-conscious mind keep surfacing, they are called as ‘personality’. In short, personality means person’s nature. In many individuals, the occurrence of this happens so often that one can classify it as qualities or defects.
What are personality qualities and defects?
Generally, good impressions/habits are called personality qualities and bad impressions/habits are called personality defects. Due to a certain personality aspect, either that individual or another person suffers as a result of his actions. In that case, this is known as that person’s personality defect. In this article we will focus more on the removal of personality defects than imbibing qualities as they create hurdles in our progress both worldly and spiritually.
Our actions and reactions are dependant on our impressions/habits in our subconscious mind which constitutes our personality. Due to improper actions and reactions, either we face problems or we give problems to others. Therefore, one should pay attention to our actions and reactions in minute detail constantly. Only when we become aware of our shortcomings, we can make a step ahead to accept them, rectify them and improve our personality.
The importance of removal of personality defects as spiritual practice
The process of removing personality defects from the perspective that they are an impediment in one’s spiritual growth is known as ‘the process of removing personality defects as spiritual practice’. We all know that a drop of oil cannot merge completely in water. This is because the characteristics of both are very different to each other. So also to achieve the pinnacle of spiritual growth that is God-realisation or merging with God, we need to remove all our personality defects. This is because God has no defects.