Meditation is the concentration on this goal. This weakens other goals - neural networks - according to the laws of mid-point mechanics.
The same goes for the relaxation.
The central point is letting go. The essential point is to perceive the urgent thoughts and feelings, but not to respond to them. It does not give them the space or attention they need to evolve.
This could be illustrated by the example of falling asleep: often a thought comes to you that you do not want to think about (anymore). If you look at it, then you are at the midpoints of this particular goal, which wants to occupy you. This is especially the case when fighting against the thoughts. But if you do not do it, but return to your goal of falling asleep, your thoughts will lose value.
This would be a way to ward off compelling thoughts: not to focus on them and to focus attention or awareness on the midpoints, such as meditation.
Relaxation means that other goals are no longer effective (other goals than those in which you are at the moment, such as relaxation, meditation).
The more often you practice this, the better it works.
My meditation (relaxation) exercise is that as I breathe in, I want to get closer and closer to the end of the universe, and when exhaling, I'm just below that limit I've just reached.
Note: Since the universe is infinite, of course, I can never reach the end of the universe. And so, I can continue this exercise indefinitely.
For achieving inner peace, two conditions are particularly helpful:
Keep reminding yourself that what happened had to happen as it happened.
Do not focus on any goal that rises in one - just let it stand - so perceive it, but do not respond to it).
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