There are various ways to be supportive or protective about the self, and also to harm. There are many things we do assuming we are doing good to the self, but in the long run we realize the negative impact. Addiction is one of them, wherein one consumes the addicted materials to seek physical and psychological enjoyments. But it acts like a slow poison to bankrupt one’s physical and psychological energy and wealth to get into failure and depression. Just to experience short term boost, energy and motivation, youth are prone to such engagement in harming themselves.
Self-harming and consequences:
There are also unintentional harms to the self, maybe because of ignorance or short-sightedness. In schools or colleges because of peer pressure, one engages the self in various activities, spoiling their precious time and age, damaging their invaluable career and life. A baby harms himself in many ways because of absolute ignorance, but a youth harming himself/herself out of negligence and carelessness, it is unforgiveable. However hard one may seek apology, one has to face the consequences and punishments. In religious text, it is mentioned the most heinous activities in the world is “to harm the self”, which is also known as “self-infliction”.
Positive practices, glory and success:
Be empathetic and compassionate to the self by developing positive habits and imbibing good qualities. Through your own actions, become great and achieve the highest success and glory. There were youths who had taken penance and sacrifice as an initial phase of life by sticking to positive lifestyle and practices and they earned wealth, health and happiness. For example: Bill Gates had been practising computer programming almost 12 to 15 hours a day for number of years before becoming the hero in the field of operating system. When his friends were engaged in various fun activities. In the early computer age, when computer was not that popular or prominent, through persistence and hard work, he created his own future and shaped the future of the world.
Act of Self-correction through simple measures and positivity:
In order to restrict the self from self-infliction, one should be watchful, self-checking is the best shield. In spite of all cares if one commits a mistake one should find out some solution for self-correction through determination and confessions. One should become his/her own judge to punish himself/herself, so that the same mistake is not repeated again.
There are various positive practices to enrich life such as: healthy food, early to bed and early to rise, listening to spiritual talks and music, serving others, physical exercises, good company, skill enhancement training and educations, which can bring comfort and joy in life.
Nothing is more heinous than thinking of suicide or attempting for it. Those who did, they didn’t kill the self but they killed the physical body which is the precious instrument gifted by God, therefore they are liable to suffer birth after birth with a lot of pain, failure and rejections.
Life is precious, protect and empower it to achieve everything.
A realization for self-protection and progress in youth life is essential.