Many things in life are away from our control. However, it is likely to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. According to Buddhism, Meditation is the most powerful thing we can do, and Buddhism teaches that it is the only true antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the tensions, fears, hatreds, and usual confusions that beset the human condition.
Be the master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind. – Japanese Proverb
If you want to follow the above quote then “MEDITATION” is the only solution for this. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Despite all its acclaim & popularity, still today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some thought meditation is the mental concentration on something; others suppose that we meditate when we assume something that gives us calm, peace or satisfaction. All those methods are being with one goal to slow down and, finally, completely stop the constant activity of our minds. These exercises are not actually meditation – they are substitutes for meditation because it is usually challenging to stop our minds all-together. In fact, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing – it is a state of consciousness. We either in this state or we are not, although of what we are doing in life.
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak
Positively, a man can be in meditation while doing his day’s labors as another man can be pretty far from meditation while sitting in a lotus posture on the top of a mountain.
It is a state of genuine, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and quiet, yet perfectly alert. This is just the inception of an inner transformation that leads us to a higher level of awareness. This allows us to fulfill our true human potential. The problem, of course, is how to achieve this state.
Meditation means to leave everything which is in one’s memory and to come to a state where only mindfulness remains, where only awareness remains. Let’s discuss how you should do the Meditation; here are some steps for this.
Here is the excellent explanation I found of what occurs in each part of the brain while meditation:
What happens in your brain when you meditate?
This is exactly where things get interesting. By Using modern technology like, scientists have revealed a more thorough understanding of what’s driving place in our brains when we meditate, sort of similar to how scientists have earlier looked at measuring creativity in our brains.
The overall variation is that our brains stop processing information as actively as they normally would. We start to show a drop in beta waves, which symbolize that our brains are processing info, even after a single 20-minute meditation session if we’ve never tried it before.
1) Frontal lobe
This is the usual highly evolved part of the brain, capable of reasoning, planning, emotions and self-conscious awareness. During meditation, the frontal cortex tends to go offline.
2) Parietal lobe
This part of the brain processes sensory information about the surrounding world, orienting you in time and space. During meditation, activity in the parietal lobe slows down.
The gatekeeper for the senses, this specific organ focuses your attention by funneling some sensory data deeper within the brain and stopping other signals in their tracks. Meditation decreases the flow of incoming information to a trickle.
4) Reticular formation
As the brain’s sentry, this structure receives incoming stimuli and puts the brain on alert, ready to respond. Meditating dials back the arousal signal.
I suggest you to continue to meditate regularly because it still helps us better manage and balance our lives. However meditation is not the answer to having a happy, balanced life, it is only a part of that solution. If you invite too much stress into your life, you will be stressed out even if you meditate. When you misbehave towards others that also create stress in your life. So meditate regularly, but remember that to have a happy, balanced life you must also be honest, do a good job at whatever you do, and treat others the way you want them to treat you.