To solve your problem in life, you must find the cause first. The search of the cause of your problem begins with meditation. Meditation cultivates relative awareness and nurtures calmness in the mind and will gradually dissolve the power of negative mental patterns. Meditation is a significant stepping-stone on the path toward realization and inner peace. The more you practice seated meditation, the greater degree of calmness you will have. You will experience more relative awareness in daily life, so you will be more aware of the negative thoughts that occur. Thus, you will have the ability to prevent or correct your mistakes.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan