How does it feel to lose something or someone?
We can never truly know or predict what life will bring us. You can be content with your possessions one day and then lose them in the blink of an eye, causing us to experience a slew of negative emotions. Meditation can help you get away from those feelings and deal with the situation.
Let me tell you a story about how I became aware of this reality and what I did to overcome the negative emotions that resulted from such events.
I've been very involved in helping the flood victims here in Northern Rivers.
I have watched people lose their homes and belongings and I am reminded of a sombre truth.
It can be so easy to forget how quickly these things can be taken away from us.
In 2020, many people have lost their jobs and businesses.
Losing employment in the midst of a global pandemic adds to the misery of being away from your family and friends.
The typical stresses of unemployment, such as financial hardship and a sense of purposelessness, are all too real.
In a blink of an eye, everything in the whole world changed. No one was prepared, nobody expected what has happened.
Years later and the world is still recovering from the major event. We’ve only just started reopening borders.
And this was far from the only significant loss most of us suffered during the pandemic.
Some have lost their jobs, homes, and livelihoods, while others have lost a loved one.
So abrupt and unexpected.
This is the kind of loss that is nearly impossible to overcome.
Something beautiful emerges from these dark times…
But there’s one thing that we should keep in focus and remember.
During those difficult times… it was the kindness of other people that kept us going.
No act of kindness is too small to make a difference.
Kindness creates an inevitable ripple effect.
That’s the beautiful part of giving.
A single act of kindness will go on to amplify into bigger blessings.
And every chain of kindness always has to start somewhere.
Continue reading and I will share with you how I dealt with these types of situations effectively.
How does meditation help?
These types of events can increase our stress levels.
When you lose something you really love and value, the process of trying to recover it or adjusting to life without it can be mentally draining, and if you're not careful, this stressful moment can negatively impact your quality of life and even cause long-term health problems.
That is why it is critical that you take deliberate steps to develop behaviours that will help you to cope up and protect your mental health.
Meditation is widely used these days for relaxation and stress reduction.
Meditation can help you achieve a sense of calm, peace, and balance, which is beneficial to both your emotional and physical health.
Refocusing your attention on something calming can also help you relax and cope with stress. Meditation can assist you in becoming more centred and at peace with yourself.
Learning to calm your body and mind can help you relieve physical and emotional stress. This makes you feel better, more refreshed, and ready to take on the challenges of the day with a positive attitude. You can get even more benefits from regular practise over weeks or months.
And these advantages continue even after your meditation session is over.
When you are thrown off balance in life because of losing something, it is nice to know that there is something you can do for yourself to be able to cope and fight.