By means of meditation we can teach our minds to be calm and balanced; within this calmness is a richness and a potential, an inner knowledge which can render our lives boundlessly satisfying and meaningful. While the mind may be what traps us in unhealthy patterns of stress and imbalance, it is also the mind which can free us. Through meditation, we can tap the healing qualities of mind. - Tarthang Tulku
This it seems is what it is all about. The state of being calm and balanced and in touch with the spirit of the universe. Going with the flow and letting the waters wash over us and carry us forward with complete trust in the process. Letting go of all those things that plague daily living and just accept where we are, who we are and where we are going. When this happens it just seems all is right with the world and our relationships within it. There are the times when I do step in and the ego takes over. Fear takes over. The lies I tell myself are there and come to the surface and the unhealthy thinking, acting and reacting take over and no longer am I centered and free and at peace. Those thoughts that lead to feelings that lead to actions that are all based on lies and misconceptions lead not to a place of understanding and growth but instead lead to a empty place. It is then necessary to change. To look at these things, yes to meditate upon them. To understand where they are coming from and thier nature. Evaluate the impact of them on daily living and be willing to either give them up altogether or change them or to keep them and keep going the way we have always gone. Through the meditation upon those forces I believe we will be able to make the changes that will help us to become that who it is we are supposed to be today.