Friday, April 28, 2006

A thought on stress

You know, I have a lot of respect for The Complete Idiot's Guide series of books. They are invariably very well written and organized with really helpful material. Well, today I bought The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation, Second Edition. I'm enjoying thumbing through it and finding all sorts of meditative tips and information on the benefits of meditation. Here's something interesting:
Anyone who maintains an aquarium know that caring for fish involves paying attention to what's called fish stress. Small details such as water, tank size, and temperature all contribute to the health of the fish. If even one thing is off too much, or everything is off a little, the fish are said to be "stressed" and will die. People should take care of themselves the same way. Incidentally, studies show that people who keep fish in aquariums have lowered stress levels, particularly when looking at their aquariums.

Stress reduction is important and meditation will help. If we meditate regularly it will also help prevent stress from building up in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. You may be interested in something I discovered after 30+ years of regular twice-daily meditation. I've been able to say goodbye to mantras, gurus, initiation ceremonies, 'traditions of Masters' and whatever else. I discovered the 100% natural way in which the mind-body system spontaneously moves towards the transcendent without any need for techniques, systems and the like. Check it out:


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