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Meditation in Challenging Times

Roughly 150000 die every day across the globe. Today Covid 19 had forced people to lock down themselves in their homes leaving the world in an increased state of anxiety and worry. The scare of covid 19 and looking at the number of people getting affected everyday leaves us with uneasiness and stress. The emotions which the humanity is going through, the loneliness, the depression, the anxiety and stress and many such low emotions are surrounding us and the environment.

The question is how to keep oneself uplifted, how to support? Can this time be utilized for some meaningful inner work? The word Inner work was probably first used by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, he was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol, Armenia. One of his pupil during world war asked him about the possibility of Inner work during war times. His response was quite encouraging and positive and he told that the inner work can become more intense during these times.

I have been in the work for some years now, in today’s time which is almost a war like situation, I understand what was said almost 100 years back. In such situations we come closer to truth, there is so much more energy in the environment, we just need to direct this energy in a direction towards our inner self for the purposes of self-exploration, self-understanding, self-healing and transformati