When you go into a dark room, if you want light, you turn on the light switch.

This is exactly how meditation works to dispel our inner darkness – our problems, worries, doubts, fears and anxieties.

If you want light in a dark room, you don’t blunder about in the darkness, exploring all the dark corners in the expectation that somehow the room will miraculously become illumined.

You turn on the light switch – and once the light is on, you don’t stare around in disbelief, speculating about whatever happened to the darkness – you simply make the most of the light. Darkness gone.

Just as light dispels darkness, so meditation dispels our problems.

Thinking, analysing and worrying about our problems will never, ever remove them. It is only a way of reorganising and shifting the darkness around inside the room. At the end of it all, the room is still dark.

The more we focus on something, the more we feed it with our own mental power. Inadvertently, we strengthen the very force we are ostensibly trying to be rid of. By strengthening it, its power over us only increases.

Problems arise from our mind’s limitations and misconceptions. The only way to remove these limitations and misconceptions is to expand our consciousness beyond the mind itself, by meditating in our spiritual heart.

Problems in our mind are like fog in a secluded cold valley before dawn: natural and inevitable. In meditation, the sun of our heart rises, the fog evaporates: again, natural and inevitable.

So never try to analyse problems and certainly do not worry about them.

Just turn on the light – meditate … and enjoy the peace, love, beauty and oneness of your heart-sun without another thought of your problems or where or how they have disappeared.

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