6 November 2013 - QA 4

Gurudev, I am young and smoke to relax my mind. People taunting me makes me sad. How can I change my mind-set. I find meditation very boring, so please don’t suggest that?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You want to change, isn't it? The process has already started. If you find meditation boring then do Yoga. If you find that boring then stand up and dance. Dance so much that you feel tired, after that when you lie down and relax, meditation happens.

I know your mind is such a tricky thing that it escapes from any little gap it gets. That is why we have so many ways to arrest the mind and bring it to the present moment.
Also, engage yourself in some meaningful seva. If you’re putting your 100%, then also you will find that have harnessed your mind.