Chant ‘Om’ whenever you are in a stressful situation. Our survival depends on it. Without being stressed our ancestors would have not migrated from the jungle of Africa to conquer the world. If they would have stayed where they were, there was a high possibility that the whole human civilization would have failed to exist either by hunger or some disease or anything else that nature might bring. Our ancestors have managed to overcome stress by moving from one place to another and we must follow the same practice if we need to overcome stress.
We need to be mindful in all the situations so that we set a perfect example for our children. We as parents must teach them to spend less time on their phone and avoid using other multiple gadgets. It might not seem to be easy however, but that is the only way to eliminate stress from our life.
Meditation needs to be a part of our daily routine. It can be done anywhere and at any time according to our schedule. Learning stress management techniques is also very effective. Meditation can be done while sitting, standing, walking, or even jogging. You just need to be mentally present and avoid letting any negativity enter your mind.
Being mentally active means that you know what is happening around you, even the chirping and singing of birds, feeling the wind breeze on your face and even enjoying every sip of water you drink.
Do you remember the last time when you paid attention while drinking a glass of water? This means observing the hand used to drink water, measuring the temperature of the water i.e. hot or cold, checking the purity of the water or ever wondering how can one full glass of water quench your thirst.
Simple things make a difference, and those simple things will also make a difference in your life.
Exams are stressful, not only for children but for parents as well. We all wish the best for our loved ones.
Everyone wants their child to excel, not only in studies but sports as well. We are pushing our children on the edge of a cliff, and when they fall down, there will never be a comeback.
We have to teach our children to keep moving, ignore whatever happened in the past, and focus on the present and the future. As per Einstein, life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Some use the bike as a means to communicate , where as some use it as a sport and some use it as a way to experience the freedom on two wheels, and some even take it as a career via racing. The bike remains the same, the physics is the same and the paddle is also the same but our paths are different. You have to find your way, not the way of other people.
Mindfulness in its basic form is to be present, be present in the moment, and to be unobstructed. The meaning is the same no matter what practice you do or what religion you follow whether Buddhism, Hinduism or Sufism. It implies resting your mind in the state of awareness. A state which is free, free from any bias.
By being present, you will be focused, by being focused you will be able to concentrate, by being able to concentrate, you will be able to grasp knowledge. As a result you will be free from any stressful situation whether during an exam or any situation in life.
Meditation is a technique, and any technique can be practiced with time and patience. Meditation is a technique to be mindful.
We don't have to change the word, however we can always change the world around us. With mindfulness we will minimise our interaction with unnecessary disruption such as social media, unnecessary news, friends gossip, and many more. With mindfulness, you are present but not present. By focusing less on your own worries and the problem of others, you will be able to access a state of mindfulness.
For meditation to work you need to focus on simple factors:
1. How to approach meditation?
2. How to practice meditation?
3. How to integrate meditation in your day to day life?
Meditation is not only something you do once a week, or only when you wake up. Meditation is a continuous process, where practice is needed. Meditation for our children is even more necessary today, as they are less focused, stressed and have short memory. Meditation will be easy with time, nothing seems to be easy at the beginning. However, once you start doing it, you will get used to it.
Meditation is not about blocking your thought. If that was to be happening, everyone would have lived happily without any stress. Meditation is a process of giving up control, stepping back, and allowing the mind to unwind on its own way without destruction.
Stress comes from lack of preparation, lack of understanding, failing to see the big picture and looking at the road ahead with a clear mind and with a present mind.
We must keep in mind some useful quotes that will help us in managing stress which are as follows:
• Today I refuse to stress myself with things, I cannot control or change.
• Do your best and let the rest go.
• If you feel like you are losing everything, remember trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall and wait for better things to come.
• It’s not the load or the stress that breaks you down, it is the way you carry it.
It is never late nor early to start meditation. At Ziyyara online learning will guide you, will show you the way, and it is up to you to follow the path for a clear non-destructive mind.