Does it happen to you that people can irritate you?
If it any point of time you get irritated then it’s time for you to evaluate your growth.
People get irritated by anything – even a Whatsapp message can irritate them.. And they think that the other person needs to change!
Inspite of doing all your yoga, if you are still getting irritated, it means that you still haven’t got the fundamentals right, isn’t it?
If you did, you wouldn’t allow any person to have the power to irritate you…if something about them is irritating you then it’s not about them but for us to look within and see where we are going wrong.
Yoga is not about just doing your practices and rest of the day living badly. If it has to become a way of life then every action that we do is important for our growth and not just our yoga practices.
That’s one of the most important things we are striving towards with ‘Yogi Re’ – to move people from being only yoga practitioners to aspiring yogis — where yoga is a way of life.?
So next time, someone manages to irritate you, then you should thank that person for showing you where you belong ??
PS: To read Sadhguru’s perspective about the same, please check out the excerpt below —
How to love people who irritate you? Don’t pretend to love them, just understand that they are irritating you. Why are they irritating you? Simply because, they are not the way you expect them to be. They are not the way you want them to be. And in the same breath you also claim that you believe in God. If you believe in God, then the person who irritates you also happens to be a creation of God, and he seems to be such a masterpiece that he can just irritate the hell out of you, isn’t it? So, don’t deceive yourself. Just see irritation is happening because you have already decided what is right and what is wrong. You have decided, “This is the right way to be.” If they’re some other way, they will irritate you first, then you will get angry, then you will hate them, then you will want to kill them. This is a natural progression simply because you are expecting everybody in the world to be like you. If everybody in the world were like you, could you be here? In your own home, if there was one more person like you, could you live in that house? Would it be possible? It’s very good that everybody in the world is the way they are.
Any human being that you take here of this whole mass of people, they’re absolutely unique, isn’t it? Yes? They’re absolutely unique. The person who is sitting next to you right now, if you look at them, you will see there is no other human being like this person anywhere in this planet. There never was one, there never will be one. This is an absolutely unique human being. If you recognize that there is only one like this, it is such precious material, how can it irritate you? Just turn around and see, people sitting next to you are absolutely unique human beings. There isn’t another one like that, and it is such a miracle for you that today you are sitting next to this human being who is absolutely unique. Never before, never again on this planet. Where is the question of irritation? You’re blind, that is why you are irritated. You’re simply blind to life. You have not opened your eyes and looked at life, that is why you can be irritated. Otherwise how can anybody irritate you?
8 thoughts on “Irritation — A Boon or a Bane?”
A good gentle reminder. Well said.
Super Anna. Thanks for wonderful message from sadguru.i try to bring in my life this qulities
What a simple and great reminder for our daily lives. Thank you for putting this message out and thank you Sadhguru.
Hi , mukul
IT TOOK ME 16yrs to understand the real reason why someone irritates you & get angry. I seen sadhguru speak about this in lot of conversations but it was mukuls explanation that made it clear & sadhguru excerpts got it right even better.
Glad it helped ??