I once believed I had the power within me to deal with everything that came my way. From my experiences with life and the size of the ego I had, it was what I had to do to get by, be the man with all the answers. As problems surmounted in the stream of life, the more overwhelmed I gradually became. And the more pressure I felt to deal with my problems the harder I fought.
I can only speak for myself but I had a big problem in the face of my struggles. In that I didn’t ever want to admit that I was finding life hard. To me it was a sign of weakness. This prideful – ego driven attitude only pushed me further into conflict with myself. No man likes to admit defeat, especially within himself. The only relief came from distracting myself from my problems. Yet nothing ever got resolved.
I remained on a roundabout for years; battling with my problems. Unwilling to sit still and be honest with myself and others as the ripples of my conflicts affected everyone around me.
I resented that I was struggling to cope. And that the more I struggled the worse my problems seem to get.
Life is supposed to be challenging, we cannot avoid stressful situations and people who bring emotional upset our way. All these events we face daily, bring with them a temptation to react. And each time we do we are pulled into an emotional struggle of resenting and judging within ourselves. I have found since becoming a parent to triplets the pressures are relentless, and I cannot allow myself to get pulled under constantly by rising negative emotions. The weight that would put on my family would be too much for them to carry.
In the past I struggled with ,my depression, my alcoholism, my anxiety, my mental health, my addictions, my negative thinking and all of my personal relationships. It was an exhausting existence fighting to deal with all of that under the surface and try to look outwardly okay (believe me, most of the time I didn’t).
I discovered there is a simple solution to becoming overwhelmed with life pressures. And it is not to struggle. Or to fight, or to assert any willful effort at all to personally resolve any conflicts I was experiencing. The answer was to do nothing. Just sit still and do absolutely nothing. To simply wake up and become conscious through this very special metaphysical exercise.
If you are willing to meditate using this unique Non contemplative meditation you will almost instantly discover the solution to dealing with stress. You will also discover what has been causing your inability to manage.
And the solution lies in the present moment. In the ability to just watch the temptation to struggle from the meditative state.
This is how to get there……….