Meditation: Stress Relief It’s has been said that “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans” and that there are many things that are beyond our control. Yes that is true, but that does not mean we can’t take responsibility for who we are and how we allow our current circumstances to affect us. Our state of mind, is just that-ours; it is ours to cultivate, to develop and to embrace. Life is an ebb and flow of experiences, and our reaction to every encounter dictates the emotional outcome we will have. There comes a point where you must realize that it’s time to let go of what.