santa100 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:03 pmHe should also pray... and do a few more things as suggested in the great posts above. Beside the usual benefits of cultivating insight, anapanasati, mindfulness, etc. there's an often neglected but quite obvious and practical benefit: keeping a cool head, an absolute vital prerequisite for effective problem solving. Simply recognizing this fact would already put John in the right direction and uses his mind to assess the situation and fix it. Brainstorming various possible approaches: doing partial incremental payments to avoid taking an extra loan; have the kids apply for scholarships and go to 2-year Community colleges while working part time at their college for extra cash; get extra income by doing multiple side jobs beside the main job, which should provide medical insurance and other types of insurances, etc. Since the situation is unique to him, he himself must come up with creative and flexible strategies to fix it. And he'd better remember that anxiety is one of the biggest hindrances to effective problem solving. Improvise, adapt, and overcome is the way to go.No_Mind wrote:If John was a Catholic and went to a padre the padre would ask him to pray.
If John was a Musilm and went to an Imam or maulvi the Imam/maulvi would ask him to pray.
If John was a Buddhist .. what should John do ..
Anyway , anxiety came from money problem , meditation won't help .