Our inner life and outer life, we know that both are related. If one is disturbed the other is affected. A Meditator first stabilizes the inner life. Then, it is easy for him to take care of the outer life. For a Meditator, a disturbance in the outer life will not affect the inner life; because first he would have taken care of the inner life. There is peace, harmony, knowledge and wisdom inside. So whatever happens in the external life, he will be able to derive enough wisdom and strength from within.
Let us very clearly understand and accept that no one is free of problems. Every one, if not full of problems, at least has some problems. Sometimes the problems multiply, intensify, and sometimes we have less problems. There is no person on earth who does not have problems. How we manage these things, shows our skill and growth. Again, I repeat that to deal with the external life, stabilizing and strengthening our inner life is very important. We can achieve this through regular Meditation.
We know that many things are happening in the outer world. For example, this internet revolution, e-commerce revolution, etc has introduced a factor of speed. We communicate instantaneously, such things have changed many people’s lifestyle. Maybe after ten years even in this village, we will have a dealing only through the internet. There are many things like this which affects the pace of life. The old education was good, but is not enough now. People earn a lot, reach high positions, then they struggle. Working for 24 hours is not enough for them. Everybody has to cope up with the fresh demands of the new way of life. These new types of pressures create stress.
We, the Meditators can cope with any pressure. A Meditator will develop his entire personality; such that he will be able to deal with anything, in any area of life. He can cope with anything that the external world throws at him.
Meditations, simple Meditations will give us enough strength. Many times we are not even aware that we have a reservoir of strength within ourselves. Usually, we do not tap into it. A Meditator is equipped with lot of strength.
I emphasize on Meditations, because the outer life is going to be tough. Life is going to become much more difficult and challenging. There will be new complexities. I see in people, at the individual level, a lot of confusion. All these can be dealt with smoothly, provided we meditate. And let me repeat, Meditation will not just give us the strength, it will also give us proper, and enough, wisdom. That’s how we can deal with life, by improving our inner life to deal with the outer life.
(Source: Thus Spoke Guruji Volume 1)