The world today is full of problems – you can’t turn on the news without being faced with stories of death, war, economic meltdowns, unemployment, hatred between individuals and groups, and it all becomes very difficult to process and results in our psychic space being muddled, disharmonized, and anxious. No wonder so many people are struggling with depression, anxiety, and a huge range of stress-related problems and illnesses.
Our everyday working lives can be equally difficult. Never before has the average person had so much pressure piled upon them, and so much to worry about. Most of us seem to spend every day dealing with financial worries, monotonous and unrewarding jobs, pressure from family, friends and colleagues, etc. Again, it comes as little wonder so many of us are struggling with psychic and physical difficulties.
Indeed, stress is now one of the top causes of illness in the developed world, and something must be done to change this. Thankfully, an answer to many of your physical and emotional or psychological problems is easy, free, and available to absolutely everybody in the form of meditation.
Harmonize Your Body and Mind
Through meditation, we can take some time to withdraw from this hectic society and this seemingly uncaring world. We can create a sanctuary within ourselves in which we can relax, enjoy the bliss of detachment, and even heal ourselves and develop psychic abilities. Our minds are amazingly complex and beautiful things, but over the centuries, we have learned to disconnect the vital links between our minds and our bodies, and this has resulted in many of the problems we see and struggle with today.
Meditation is all about harmonizing and balancing the body, mind, and spirit, and learning to accept difficulties, deal with stress, and see the problems which surround and affect us as things which will pass and fade away, along with everything else. Simply by taking 30 minutes to an hour of each day to sit down and spend some time concentrating on your breathing and positive thoughts, you can very quickly come to learn that there is always a safe, warm, and comfortable place within you where you can see your problems and difficulties as they really are, and not allow them to affect the “real” you.
Eject the Negativity
Next time you have a free hour and nothing which needs urgently doing, have a go at spending some time alone and meditating. Sit in an upright position, and allow your breathing to become deep, purposeful, and slow. This will begin to relax your body and mind, and should feel pleasing. Many people find meditative music a great help when attempting to relax themselves completely, and have reported beautiful visualizations appearing as a result of music.
If you find it difficult to relax, or are plagued by distractions, give meditation audio a chance – you may be impressed by the results. While you are in a deep state of relaxation, concentrate on your outward breaths. Use each deep and long exhalation as a way of “ejecting” negativity – negative feelings, thoughts, and situations. See how easy it is to free yourself from problems, and begin to recognize that you are completely in control of your destiny, just as you are completely in control of your breathing.
Once you have run out of negative things to expel from your psyche, simply leisurely float in the feelings of detachment you have brought about in yourself through your purposeful relaxation, which you can return to at any time.