Every person that meditates, does it for a variety of reasons, ranging from relieving stress, reducing anxiety of all kinds, and minimizing physical pain. It has even been used by some as a method of improving relationships and determining personal life direction. Whatever the source of the stress or anxiety, meditation has the capability of providing immediate or progressional relief.
Often, especially in modern-day societies, our attention is demanded by chaos. It is almost like a defiant person who portrays envy towards our tranquility. Chaos will try to do everything in its power to keep people sucked in while increasing stress levels. However, we can subdue this stress and chaos by surrounding ourselves with the power of meditation and quietness of the mind.
Meditation can help the emotional body as it reduces the anxiety associated with anger or fear and helps to put that energy into context. Meditation may not solve the underlying cause of anger or fear, but it can help with teaching new ways of perceiving that emotion and developing a healthy coping mechanism.
Because it's possible to do it almost anywhere, meditation is a useful tool to use for general relief or just practice as you undergo your daily routines.
It simply entails focusing your attention on something outside of the mundane reality. Sound, breath, walking, aroma, candlelight (or another mood lighting method), and even mantras, can help bring a sense of relaxation; these can all be used for meditation. Different types of appeals to different types of people to say the least.
Meditation helps our mind, body, and spirit as we realize the eternal truth that surrounds us. This is a monumental realization that leads to the power of letting go of everything that has happened and will potentially happen in the future. This brings with it a feeling of contented peace and acceptance of where we are at this very moment. We need to be living in the present (mindfulness), it is the only place where 'living' is presently happening. Not the past which has already happened, and cannot be changed, and not the future which has yet to happen. Living happens right NOW and right HERE.
Adding meditation to our daily routine can bring so much value to our lives.