One way to hasten our spiritual growth is to solve a problem that has been bothering us for some time, one that keeps coming up over and over again. We must solve it rather than put it off constantly.
Our actions should be pure and positive. Before we act, there is thought. We should slow down before action and analyze the thought, if the mind is racing, trying to think too fast, it is difficult for the thoughts to be pure and positive and then the action could be wrong. If you are trying to work out a situation It is best not to just rush your mind over it, solve it with a relaxed mind by first lying down and relaxing your whole body completely. Then centre your mind by concentrating on the eyebrow centre. Keep it there throughout the practice and each time your mind wanders off bring it back to this centre. Now start to practice deep breathing. Breathe in for a count of 6, hold the breath for a count of 9, then let it out for a count of 9. If this count is difficult try 4-7-7. Keep doing the practice for 15 to 20 minutes. While doing this your problem will drift into your mind but do not try to solve it at this stage or try to stop it entering your mind. Let it drift lightly in and out, just be aware and watch the thoughts with detachment. If you want the practice to work for you, the most important thing at this moment is to have complete concentration on the eyebrow centre, the breathing and counting.
After you have done this for 15 to 20 minutes, discontinue the practice and then slowly, with a much more relaxed mind think about your problem. Start to analyze it from every angle; think about the negative and the positive side of it. Now throw away the impure negative side and think about the pure positive side. Keep thinking and analyzing the positive angle of your problem, be completely honest with yourself. Do not let the negative thought slip back in, refuse it. The negative part of the situation is the impure part fighting with the pure honest side. Keep concentrating on the pure thought and your problem will be solved. Without a doubt your actions will be right.