Maybe no one is free of
problems, but the least we can do is to ensure that we donít
fret and worry about them. The pressures of life are so great
that they affect us physically and mentally.
The solution is not to let
out anger by fighting back or running away. Those reactions can
create still more problems for us in our relationships. We need
to find some acceptable way to defuse tensions.
Meditation is one way to
counter stress as it is a process by which we could experience
higher, spiritual realms. The meditation process aids us at two
levels. First, it helps us by bringing about physical
relaxation. Second it puts us in a state where we are absorbed
in an enjoyable, blissful experience, and become oblivious to
the problems of the outer world. I meditation, we select a pose
in which we can remain calm and quite. By focusing our attention
on a point between and behind the two eyebrows, we can withdraw
our attention from the outer body. The body then becomes as
relaxed as it is in sleep and the mind is free to go in search
of realms within.
We might still have
problems, but with meditation, their effect on us is subdued.
Through meditation, we can become detached from the suffering of
life because we are connected with a sheet anchor or lifeline.
We become permanently connected to the divine bliss within. With
this inner support, we can then face our problems with a clear
mind and find solutions. We are able to make more rational
decisions because we see life from a higher angle of vision. We
feel less stressed as we remain calm. This in turn relaxes the
body. Thus, our chances of stress related illness decrease.
Learning to meditate on the
light and sound within is like having a special retreat, a
special place, where we can find relief from the problems of
life. We can meditate any time of day. We can begin our day with
meditation when we wake up to put us in a state calm for the
rest of the day. When we commute to work, we can meditate on the
At work, we can meditate
during our break or lunch our to get recharged. If we work at
home, we can make some time for meditation. If we work away from
home, then when we return after a hard dayís work, we can wipe
away the tensions of the day by spending time in meditation.
Many like to meditate at night before going to sleep because it
is calm, quiet time with less distraction and disturbances.
Through meditation we can overcome lifeís stresses and strains
and discover the key to relaxation and tranquility.