Learning Meditation for Stress Reduction


Stress inhibits our natural abilities to live our daily lives in a healthy, clear and peaceful manner. Stress can build up in our body mind and emotions. There are many mental techniques for relieving stress in the short term, but most have found that they do not provide lasting results. Inevitably another unique challenge comes along that cannot be addressed by repeating a mental exercise or drill.

When we learn to focus and quite the mind through meditation, we uncover a spring of true, deeper inner peace that lies within the realm of the spiritual heart. The self discovery of peace deep inside is a powerful revelation that grows over time into solid, confident and unbounded source of calm and harmony. Sri Chinmoy writes:

“Unhorizoned is our inner peace; like the boundless sky, it encompasses all.”

Divine peace can be experienced every day when we are able to quiet down the mind’s thoughts by meditating on the spiritual heart. Early in the morning is one of the easiest times of the day to focus and clear the mind with our heart. Starting with simple techniques of breathing, visualization, or repetition of an aspiring thought, we can invoke the qualities of peace, serenity, tranquility from the spiritual essence of our being. This simple source is truly inexhaustible and can be drawn from again and again, becoming more powerful, steadfast and natural part of our persona. During the day when confronted with an experience that commonly induces stress, we can refer back to the reservoir of peace we created in the heart and bring that energy to the fore.

Drawing peace from a spiritual source within is ultimately the most successful practice for eliminating stress inside of us, and through the resulting clarity, awareness and intuition, navigating a harmonious path in the outer world as well. Please join our ongoing classes to discover and experience your own unique inner source of divine peace.