One of the greatest obstacles between you and your happiness is simply one word,stress. By stress I mean a feeling that you have in your mind of fear, anxiety, distress, worry, unease, or foreboding caused by using your mind to imagine a bad outcome to a past, present, or future event. You can use meditation to control your thoughts and feelings. You have to remember things are just things, events are merely events, situations either good or bad are just situations. Its up to you to choose how you will react to the situation, meditation can help you.
Stress will never be completely gone in our lives because of all the negative feedback we have taken on, but by meditating we can eliminate the majority of it. The hard part to eliminate stress is controlling our imaginations to have a happy outcome rather than a poor one. You create your world by your own expectations, and you can influence your future by how you react to the present. If,as part of your meditation, you believe that every event will turn out to be to your benefit, stress will never enter into the picture.
I have spent a lot of time convincing people how meditation can change their lives. When they finally come to believe it, stress was was largely gone from their lives. Many of those whose lives had been nearly ruined by a numerous amount of stress said that using meditation was the greatest gift that they have received. I know meditation is not a gift, but knowing how to control the stress in my life was just like the greatest gift I ever had. If you always remember to stay control of your thoughts, it will be near impossible to feel fear or stress.
You should get a great deal of comfort from the meditation because your imagination is entirely under your control. You have every situation in your life under your control. You can choose to control a bad situation or to turn the bad situation into a better situation. If you are still allowing the events that happened to you to still bother you meditation will not help you. You have to open your mind to understand how meditating will help you. You have got to get all the bad thoughts and anger you feel out of your mind before you start to use meditation.
Do something that you feel good about or something that could make you so relaxed that you will let nothing bother you. Once you can allow yourself to relax and feel good about yourself you will see that you than can meditate about the good things that occurred in your day instead of thinking about the things that happened during the day that upset you that you cannot change.
Meditation can help to clear your mind and give you such a relaxing feeling inside, which so many more people should try and conquer throughout their lives. This is something that is not harmful to you in any way and all you have to look forward to from here is living a much less stressful life and feeling better each day when you first step out of bed.