It is normal to perceive people' s thinking as being subjected to two
forces: first, the color, sound, smell, taste, and touch of the external,
the environment, which constantly affect the function of the senses,
and second, the surge of subconsciousness, which is even more
inescapable, which, though unseen and unheeded with eyes and
ears closed, is extremely difficult to override.
Thought changes by split seconds; rising and extinction transpire
from one thought to the next. Attempts to rein in subconsciousness
is next to impossible, especially so for the nervous wreck. Hence
Buddhism teaches the practice of meditation to regulate body,
breathing, and mind.
Consistent battering by stress in the end disturbs nerves, upsets
the endocrine system, interferes with body functions, and disrupts
the immune system. Insomnia is an easy byproduct that renders loss
of appetite, anxiety, even depression. The practice of sitting meditation
does indeed offer the key for the chronic insomniac with which to exit
from the disability. To start, contemplate counting breathings. After
a while, learn to relax nerves and put the mind to rest. Gradually
recovering from the longtime fatigue, lightness and warmth return
throughout the body. Insomnia is no more.
Meditation aside, to tackle pressure-induced conditions, learn the
Buddhist doctrine, learn to relinquish, learn to be free.