Emotions without proper reason, ones that are just based on prejudice and hatred.
Habits keep us trapped. Everyone knows what it means to be caught up in habitual behaviour. Life is an everyday struggle, dominated by our inability to think and behave in a new way. Habits keep married couples locked in the same argument for years.
The suffering person gets trapped by negative perception of his own creation. Negative perception keeps the pain under control, not by reducing it but by sealing out even greater pain. Anywhere that life hurts we have locked ourselves into some kind of false, powerful and secret identification.
Spiritual practice is not reading book, singing and chanting or perform some form of ritual. When relating to the subject matter, we should rely on our empirical understanding rather than on our intellectual grasp. In other words, we must ultimately develop more than mere academic knowledge of the spiritual practice. We must integrate the truths of the homage of teaching into the depths of our being, so that they become reflected in our lives.
The real you is waiting for you to connect to yourself. Self -reflection require tranquility and sincerity. Reflecting on your potential as an antidote to self-hatred. When wants are few the heart is happy. When desire ends there is peace.