Anger can be an ugly beast. Yes, sometimes, there is room for righteous anger. The kind of anger we feel when we think justice has not been served, or when we’re angry that something cruel and heartless has happened. Perhaps, we feel we have a right to be angry when senseless acts take place, and lives are lost or hurt.
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Sometimes, we get so busy with our lives that we forget to just stop, be still, and focus inward. It seems, especially in the summer months, there are just too many things to do, too many people to see, that we can needlessly tire ourselves out.
I won’t break out in song and dance, but there’s a lot behind this simple phrase: Don’t Worry, Be Happy! How many of us spend so much of our waking hours worried about something? How much energy do we expend thinking and being overly concerned about someone?
There is so much happening now in the world that we have no control over: the political and economic situation, the natural disasters, the crime, the violence, and the wars. I could go on, but, I’m sure you get the picture. How can we stop ourselves from being fearful?
At a personal level, are you scared of your future? Are you worried about your career, your health, your relationships, or your finances? Is that worry accompanied by fear?
Can you meditate your pain away? In my last blog post, Meditate To Reduce Stress, I wrote about how meditation reduces stress and improves your health. Here, I will specifically address how meditation can reduce pain.
Meditation involves training the mind. By meditating, you can release stress and tension in your body caused by the pain that you are experiencing. When you feel pain, these feelings are not just physical, but are emotional and mental as well. By relaxing and focusing your mind on places and feelings other than the present pain, you can reduce your pain. It may take some time and practice to learn to reduce pain by meditating, but I encourage you to try it.
Meditation is a wonderful way to clear your mind, focus inward, reduce stress, and improve your health. Meditation can assist with health issues such as reducing high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. In my next blog post, Meditation For Pain Relief, I will write about how meditating can even control physical pain. If you have never meditated before, I encourage you to try it. Although it may seem very difficult at first, with practice, it does get easier.