Summarized by Joyce Feustel
USC Daily Trojan 25Apr00 N6
By Teresa M. Neven: U. Southern California Daily Trojan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- Meditation...Answer to Test-Stress Syndrome???
Meditation has been used for centuries as a curative for many problems. It
is a way of relaxing and developing clear thinking. Many students use
meditation as a way to reduce test-stress syndrome as the end of semesters
approach. Others combine meditation with prayer when seeking solace in their
faith or as a vehicle for reflection and for other purposes such as gaining
emotional control or improving health.
Students of the LDS faith view meditation as daily prayer and scripture
reading, and as drawing from the world and gaining perspective. This aspect
of meditation defined by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is
also shared by many Christian religions. Although students don't tend to
take on spiritual preparation while under the pressure of the
semester closing, those who have roots in meditation continue with
their practice as do those who pray and read scriptures.