Tomorrow will be the second week of my second term? Please dear timekeeper, stop taking my hours away. *snap* Let's be realistic now okay.
So, this term as for this moment, this second, now, the lecturers are... okay, i guess. Interesting I would say. But I definitely missed last term's lecturers. & again, maybe the fond-ness will grow as week goes by, huh? Hm, talking about lecturer, Mr. Storey, my english lecturer was talking about an interesting topic which I think I or any other students like me, or maybe everyone in the world can relate to, STRESS.
Yeps, stress it is. I personally think that each and every one of us at one point have gone through or felt stress. Some realized it and some don't. Stress can be triggered by any kind of physical or emotional process. And the question here is, HOW do we handle it?
He said Meditate.
According to the dictionary, it is defined by the meaning of:
1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect,
2. to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious/spiritual contemplation.
So, in today's society, the word customarily rings orthodox or traditional. However, I do think and feel that it is something personal, something soothing, especially in the world where perfection is everything.
Have you tried meditating before? How can one easily shut down their computer and think of absolutely nothing but only concentrate on the breathing? HOW HOW HOW?! It is difficult okay. I tried and the moment I shut my eyes, the little minions in my head started screaming 'what are we going to eat later?', 'how come the sky is blue?', 'why don't we have snow in Malaysia?' and etc. Oh goodness! Really? All the nonsense? HAHA
What a mortal.
I don't know, it just seems impossible. When you try to not think of anything, that will be the time where everything starts creeping out your head!
But then, it came to my realization that us Muslims somehow somewhat have been doing it in the salah/solat/namaz (prayer). We are to think of nothing but god, Allah swt. I admit, it is nothing easy. To think of nothing is not easy. That is why having a positive state of mind is important to achieve khusyu' (concentration). I do think that praying with humility really helps. As Muslims, praying help to do a reality check on our imaan (faith) and our well being as well. Besides, it also gives us the opportunity to be alone spiritually and relax our busy mind. Insya'Allah.
Regardless of your religion, we as the believers have the opportunity to have peace in ourselves by praying. So I think praying is the best way to meditate. :)