Originally posted by apathist
Finding your center and dwelling there. Sometimes that is easy.
But if everything is taken from you. How do you hold on anyway.
When you have nothing then meditation seems easier for me.
When a I have a bunch a cash in my pockets my ego is saying "why meditate? " There's a bunch of other stuff you can do. More temptations when you have money.
Is that what you meant?
Anyhoo, I find it useful to keep a meditative frame of mind dealing with whatever.
I constantly return my focus to my centre (my naval) and feel all the energies present