Every life situation is different. The experience is not the same for everyone, either. Sometimes, people can deal with stressful situations calmly. But, there are times one feels lost and helpless.
While everyone may have their way of coping, meditation lends itself useful to everyone. It's not just about achieving mental and emotional release. It is also about finding the right focus and balance to get things done.
Perhaps you started yoga a month back to help you with your weight loss journey. You started the practice not for its meditative aspect, but for its ability to help you achieve your desired weight.
But in the process of continued practice, you felt a bit of mind shift. It was like all your stress lifted. You have become kinder to people for no particular reason. You felt all that change happen since you started doing yoga.
The things that used to trigger your anger no longer do. It is like you have become this whole new person who tries to see the positive side of things. The last few months have been such a relief knowing that you are in control of your emotions.
You longer have those outbursts that make you hurt people with your words and your actions. Friends and family have noticed the change in you too. The way you handle situations has become much more relaxed. While yoga may have helped you with this, it is the meditative side of the practice that caused your significant character shift. Meditation to release anger is one of the best changes you ever brought yourself.
When you have mastered the art of being in control of your emotions, you realize that the change in you was worth it.
Whether you're doing meditation for emotional pain or anger, you can benefit from doing yoga and meditation in numerous ways. The good news is that when you learn to confront your emotions, you are able to learn how to deal with each one, including the negative ones properly.
The goal is for you to learn to release those emotions in ways that will help you process them properly. It is not about suppressing those emotions and hiding them as if they were not real. Doing so will only keep you from dealing with them appropriately.
You can be an active participant in the experience of properly dealing with emotions. Here are some tips on how meditation can help you through each one:
When your child starts to act out in school, and they call for you, the first feeling that you have is a negative one. May it be embarrassment or disappointment, the first thing you need to do when you reach school is to be calm.
Others will appreciate your composure, but deep inside, denying the emotion won't help at all. So instead of forgetting about how you felt at that moment just so you can save face, it is best to acknowledge that the emotion is there.
When you recognize how you feel, it becomes much easier to be in control of it. Meditation allows you to control both the negative and positive emotions. The process will enable you to deal with your emotions accordingly.
Most people meditate at the beginning of the day. This allows them to focus their thoughts and emotions only on the crucial aspects of the day. Others find it more helpful to meditate at the end of the day before they go to bed. This allows them to get a good night's sleep, knowing that they are free from tomorrow's worries.
And yet, meditation can be done whenever and wherever you feel like it. Whether it is a minute or ten, you can meditate to clear your thoughts. Meditation also opens your heart to different types of emotions.
It allows you to identify how you feel—whether it is positive or negative.
This is one of the most challenging things to do, especially if you are not the confrontational type. But then again, being able to openly talk about how you feel only comes when you have enough self-confidence to do it.
Self-trust and self-confidence are two things that you need to survive this lifetime. These two things allow you to be honest in telling others how you feel, including negative emotions.
For example, when a coworker often pawns her work on you and does nothing with their time, you should speak up. Not only is it a bad practice that makes them unprofessional, but it is harming the people around them, including you.
So when you decide to tell them about how you feel, you are helping yourself as much as you are helping them. Your honesty will make them realize that they need to improve their character to grow and be better.
Allow the anxiety to be part of who you are as you work on your growth. Imagine all the possibilities that could happen if you choose to allow meditation to help improve your life.
Meditation is not just about the practice of finding focus and inner peace. It is also about growing emotionally and mentally to properly deal with life and all the challenges that may come your way.
The practice of meditation will change you in ways you never thought possible in this lifetime. But with constant practice, you will become the version of yourself that you will love even more.
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