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A Meditation to Transcend Anger

For Individuals and Couples

Posture: Sit in easy pose with the spine straight.  

Mudra: Make fists of both hands. Put both fists with the back of palms towards you, 6 to 8 inches in front of the brow point. Extend and press the thumb tips together until they become white. There is no need to press very hard, just firmly. It is important for the last joint of the thumb to relax and bend as much as possible.

After you see the tip of the thumbs turn white, close the eyes and see the white tips through closed eyes. Once you are in position, relax the body.

Breath and Mantra: Inhale deeply. Let the breath out powerfully as you chant WAHE GURU. Chant this sound at the highest pitch possible. WAHE is about 1 second and GURU is until your breath is fully exhaled. Always take a complete breath and repeat the mantra rhythmically.

Time: Continue for 5 – 11 repetitions, about 2 minutes. This is not a practice to be done in a group. Practice individually or with a partner to end an argument.

It is essential to keep the eyelids closed. If they are open, you will get faint and dizzy in a few repetitions of the chant. If your eyes are closed, you are protected, and the effects on consciousness will happen in 8, 9, 10,11, or so repetitions. The mental frame from which you see yourself and the world will be totally shifted within and without by this exercise.

In the science of Humanology, this is an example of a technique that practically alters the relationship between individual and cosmic consciousness.

For Couples:

There are always times in a relationship when couples don’t relate gracefully in higher consciousness. They want to yell and argue. They have lost the ability to listen, be silent and act as a single unit of energy.

When you have argued and talked until you can talk and argue no longer, sit 4 to 5 feet across from your partner in this meditation. Now, with deep and powerful breaths, alternate saying the mantra. Listen to each other's sound. If the sound is correct, it will penetrate the skull and seem to be inside you. This will break the spell of intolerance and confusion and disperse any latent anger.  

Ending an argument this way will maintain peace in the subconscious so you do not carry the dispute into unrelated areas and times of your relationship.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan