Here's a recipe for inner peace if I ever saw one - from my Yoga weekly newsletter:
- Pratipaksha Bhavana is a technique offered by Sage Patanjali as a means of preventing the mind from being agitated and moving from its centre.
- Pratipaksha means opposite point of view and Bhavana is contemplation or a state of thought.
- In this practice when a disturbing thought arises, counter it by consciously bringing to mind its opposite to neutralise any opposition to positive values.
Try it - it's quite relaxing - I was in line for a hectic day at work, so brought to mind an easy day. The day may have still been hectic, but I didn't waste energy worrying about it!