Watch Worry Fade

Roy Masters from 'Cure Stress'

Meditation is a very simple process—too simple for words.

Meditation should be simple, and it should gradually become even more simple. It should never become more complex, or where do you end?

Meditation gives you so little to do that your ego may find it difficult, even unacceptable. Its simplicity is unbearable to an ego that thrives on challenge.

The results, on the other hand, are so profound that we tend to interrupt the process and spoil everything by trying to explain it, take credit for the results, or analyze it and make it work.

What we should do as the result of meditation is to observe, wonder and just simply begin to believe the marvelous world of effects taking shape before our very eyes.

You see, the less we do (ego-wise), the more good happens. In meditation we see how our ego was involved with everything that went wrong in our lives.

Simply recognizing this and doing less ourselves enables good to begin to take shape within us and around us.

Problems fall away by themselves; good things just happen, and everything falls into place without any scheming or planning on our part.

"As we become more adept at avoiding problems, things become easier, so we worry even less."

It is most humiliating to our pride, which is used to huffing and puffing, making things work only to have them backfire, and giving “good” reasons for everything that ever went wrong in our lives.

In fact, our mind becomes so empty of worry and planning that we have virtually nothing to do, except to understand more, appreciate more, wonder more and see more clearly to avoid problems.

As we become more adept at avoiding problems, things become easier, so we worry even less.

Worry has been our substitute for the natural concern we should have had. We just had to worry to ennoble ourselves.

It seemed quite normal to worry; but worry is really the compulsive activity of the mind without faith, in the dark, priding itself on solving the problems that worry itself created.

Worry is a counterfeit virtue.

Guilty of failing to be creatively concerned, we needed to fill our minds with something, even when we didn’t have anything to be

concerned about. It did seem the natural thing to do.