The current crisis brings out the best and the worst in people. We see a lot of kind action from those who come forward to help. On the other hand, looking for supplies at all costs and fighting for the last roll of toilet paper on the grocery shelf.
How does the typical meditator see and cope with a crisis? It turns out completely different.
The best meditators are self-transcendent, which means that they can think and go beyond the personal self. It's interesting to see how their behavior is radically different from that of most people.
- During a crisis that lasts for a while, we build up reserves of patience and energy to be able to withstand more stress. Of course, our meditation routine and the energy reserves that we have built up over many months really help. We don't panic, and even if we do, we can clearly see that we are and shouldn't.
- We're not trying to respond to or manage everything. Instead, we first eliminate any changes and challenges we can live with and prioritize the rest. It is better to focus on fewer things and manage them well. Our health, spirituality and financial situation are most important. We can live with drastically changed food and lifestyle. We can find entertainment and joy if we just meditate more. We don't have to socialize too much and get together with people in the real sense, but just be there in spirit for and with them.
- During a crisis, our meditation involves a greater degree of surrender to the natural, all-pervading force. We get the strength to work, to act, and to get the job done without trying to solve every problem.
- We use adversity to test ourselves – our behavior, our patience, and our ability to live without what we want most. Most of the time we take this up as a challenge to our character and personality.
- We monitor our reactions – we react less and see more
- We complain less or not at all as this creates negativity, stays focused and positive
- Instead, we avoid excessive mental activity and remain in higher consciousness to prevent the unnecessary onslaught of thoughts from the past and worries about the future.
- For example, we focus on the positive. Now is a good time to work on our relationships and reconnect with people we have been too busy to interact with. Or ways to shed some weight or learn a new skill that we've always put off.
- We enjoy the comfort of our mind, the inner self – we don't need external stimuli to be happy. If anything, a crisis is a good time to go deeper into ourselves when the world doesn't expect us to interact with it a lot.
- We know that it is not a question of if, but when and how the divine Power will intervene to resolve the crisis – and during this we make the best use of this time to reflect on the lessons to be learned.
- We think more about sharing and less about taking from the community. We try to give a lot more for it.
- We take this opportunity to bring spirituality and meditation closer to people, to change their lives and to help them overcome the crisis.
How to Use Meditation to Change Your Life
- Make it a long term commitment
- Be ready to explore and experiment
- Be patient and give him time to grow and become an important part of you
During these difficult times, we are increasing the number of online sessions and are now offering sessions throughout the week. We have been serving churches in different countries for 50 years.
We have never asked anyone to pay for anything – our mission has always been to make meditation and spirituality freely available to people.