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In the yogic terminology there are 2 popular terms reflecting human nature – the so called right sided and left sided personality types. Here I wrote about the typical characteristics of a left sided personality. Now we come to the right side: A detailed description by Nigel Powel .
“The right side(energetic) channel is our hot side and as such is associated with our tendencies towards action, the future and planning. It is also the side which is related to our feelings of responsibility, which can drive us to assume responsibility for something even if it has nothing to do with us directly.
Right sided people are very action oriented. They are always on the go, planning for this, organising that. Never a moment`s for peace and rest, happy only when doing. They are found of action in all its forms and can never sit still.
They often try and take on troubles of the world, even to the detriment of their own life or health. They can also quickly loose their sense of perspective when faced with a crisis or – more to the point – what they believe to be a crisis.
A right sided personality will never take no for an answer, nor allow themselves to show any form of weakness. The result is that they live a life full of stress, often in danger of collapsing under the weight of an unsustainable work load. They are the dominant, maybe even insensitive partner in their relationships. For them the world has to keep up, fit in with their timetable, even if sometimes that means they have to ride roughshod over other people`s needs and desires.”
That is for sure a description of a very clear right sider. Some people – depending on how much they are into it – can be right sided but manifest it less.
However if you, dear reader, belive you are something in betweeen – that is mostly a wrong impression. There is a type of a “centered” personality that this is very, very rare. In my whole life a have met only several people like that.
What I learned from my over 10 years experiences with this right side/ left side business is that most of us have a rather clear character preference – for the right side or left side tendency. Mostly it dominates our beahviour in such a way that we can mot even notice it, because it is a part of our nature.
However the wonder of Sahaja Yoga is that we are given tools which can literary change our lives and our personality. We are no longer doomed to remain locked in a depressive or manic personality, no do we have to remain victims of our environment.
Through our meditation we can literary wash away the affects of an adverse environment and, over time, gently reset our innermost character flaws to give ourselves a more stable and balanced outlook in life.