The famous Greek philosopher Seneca said 2000 years ago that ” if you want your secret to be kept, keep it yourself .” But it is not about keeping any secrets, but about keeping certain personal things in reserve that it is preferable not to disclose, and then you will know what are those good reasons to keep them safe.

We refer to the teachings of the wise men of India who based their philosophy on reflections on questions that have to do with our inner being and that should always remain in us.

Those secrets that have a direct connection with our weaknesses or with bragging about achievements, which in short is another weakness.

Things that are better not to reveal according to Hindu philosophy

The fundamental aspect of the thought of Hindu philosophy is its practical nature. Since its creation, approximately 4000 years ago a. C., the thought of the Hindu sages focused on the solution of the fundamental problems of life. His wisdom stems from the attempt to achieve a better life.

What we want to share today is a guide to seven aspects of each person’s life that, according to Hindu wisdom, each one should keep to himself.

1. Do not disclose your charitable acts

There is nothing more hateful than someone who ‘claims to have been generous or to have developed an act of charity, and to mention it even saying that he does not mind being recognized.

Doing something good for someone is extraordinary and we know that we need more charitable people, but it is not necessary to reveal it, it is not even necessary to receive an approval from others in return, the act itself should be enough.

2. Don’t reveal your projects

We never finish knowing who we are telling about a project for the future. These plans so intimate and so yours are just that; your plans.

No idea is perfect and everything you plan to do or specify can be the victim of criticism and even sabotage by envious people who resent not having had the same idea or who simply find defects where there are none. Wait until your projects are finished to talk about them.

3. Don’t divulge your heroic deeds

If you had a brave attitude or did an act of heroism, it is not necessary to shout it from the rooftops.

Every day there are many anonymous heroes, and also other acts that are publicly recognized, but most remain anonymous; recognition should be personal and should be used for self-admiration and not for others.

4. Do not disclose privacy

Some questions are very personal, and it’s best left to the privacy of yourself or your partner, in that case. Your problems or experiences with respect to intimate life are issues that you should reserve for yourself and there is no point in revealing them.

The first thing you should ask yourself is what do I get out of revealing my intimacies? What do I need to demonstrate or what do I want to provoke? If the answers indicate that our ego is the only one that will receive stimulation, it is best to remain silent and leave the intimacy to yourself.

5. Don’t divulge your spiritual knowledge

Do not forget that we are talking about the precepts of wise men from India who place spirituality in a very high place and of great recognition.

Spirituality is something that we must keep for ourselves because it is considered a treasure that has to do with the way we see the world and we know that not all of us see it the same.

Your ideas, your thoughts, your analysis of life and spirituality may not be shared by everyone, so it is preferable to keep all this in yourself to avoid being questioned in such a deep and personal aspect, and in the same way, we must be humble not to consider that our way of seeing life is going to be the one that can change that of others, each one has a path to travel and has already traveled a long way, and we must respect that.

6. Don’t divulge your family problems

It is well said that ” each home is a world “, and in each personal world, everything that happens there must remain.

Sharing the conflicts that exist in a house, in a family life or in the life of a couple can seem like a form of relief, but in many cases the reproduction of personal problems with several people creates the image that they are more than they are and that any problems that exist are magnified or distorted.

Others may not see the problems for what they really are and may make value judgments without knowing the problem in depth, and this does not suit you. These conflicts can only be resolved within the home and keeping them to yourself helps to strengthen the bond that unites you with others.

7. Don’t divulge everything you hear

We constantly listen to the stories that others tell us or we can even listen to them without wanting to. Who has not witnessed the conflicts of a couple or an intimate conversation in which the people who were conversing did not notice your presence?

Bringing home the problems that we have heard from others or commenting negatively on other people is a waste of energy that we can use to generate something positive for ourselves. Going home with a negative charge does not do anything good.

It is important to bear in mind that personal identity is forged by establishing lines of protection and that the energy we use to express something negative or share something empty, it is preferable to use it to elaborate something constructive in ourselves.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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