Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
MEDITATION IS THE WAY TO LIVE LIFE WITHOUT STRESS
Nobody said that life was going to be easy or that everything is going to be perfect. Medical research reveals that we invite problems by worrying because stress makes us physically sick. Our original problem is supplemented by physical ailments and disabilities that hamper our ability to act. Offices of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists are filled with people who cannot cope with life’s struggles.
When we undergo mental stress, emotional pain or depression, our physical resistance to disease also drops.
Yes, some people start medication for it, but we need an acceptable way to prevent the mental, emotional, and physical effects of stress that make us ill. Meditation aids us at two levels. First, it provides physical relaxation. Second, it puts us in a state where we are absorbed in an enjoyable, blissful experience, making us oblivious to the problems of the outer world. We become at peace with ourselves and are not bothered by the problems around us. By meditating regularly, we develop sustained concentration. This increase in concentration coupled with reduced stress and tension, renewed energy, and improved relationships, helps us achieve success in our worldly activities. We still have problems, but their effect is subdued for we are lost in the bliss we carry with us.