Meditation is a great way to sober your mind and relax your body. When you are feeling a little weary, just sit back and meditate. You can meditate anytime and anywhere. You can meditate in a spare room in your home, in your garden, in a temple, or in the mountains. The key to meditating is silence and concentration.
Meditating every once in a while can keep your mind and body healthy. This is especially true if you have a very busy lifestyle and a crazy schedule. If you frequently deal with people with various behaviors, you can be stressed and this can have a negative impact on your health.
Meditating trains, you to control your emotions better. It also gives you time to focus and analyze your behavior and attitude towards other people. When you meditate, you are able to realize things that you may have not to realize before. Meditating gives you more aware of your thoughts and actions.
Also, meditating lets you release anger, frustration, and anxiety. If you encounter a mean person, you should never respond with positivity. If you meditate on a regular basis, you will be able to master the mindfulness techniques that will enable you to become a more positive individual.
If you show kindness to a mean person, that person may be prompted to think of his actions towards you. You may also inspire him to change since he will feel that you are compassionate and understanding of his meanness. Once again, meanness can signify a cry for help. So you should not immediately judge people who are mean.
Mean people are usually full of insecurities. They act mean towards others when they feel threatened, they become mean to hide their true emotions and to show that way are confident. They bully and belittle other people because they want to feel better about themselves. Being mean tends to make them feel stronger, wiser, and generally better.
By being kind and compassionate towards mean people, you will rob them of their power. They will be puzzled as to why you are acting that way instead of feeling scared and helpless. They will not have control over your emotions because you do not feel threatened by them.
You should just ignore mean comments and remarks if you know that those are not true. When you are not threatened, you are able to achieve peace of mind. When you are secure with yourself, you do not feel the need to fight against mean people because that is just a waste of your precious time.
Controlling your emotions can be pretty hard, especially if you are a hot-tempered person. However, controlling your emotions is possible and actually rewarding. If you take charge of your emotions instead of letting your emotions take over your life, you will be happier and more peaceful.
So how can you gain better control of your emotions? Well, you can practice meditation and mindfulness techniques. As you have learned from the previous chapter, meditation can improve your mind and body. Meditation is good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health.