Question: During meditation I find I have feelings of stress in the area of the solar plexus — sometimes a spasm or contraction. Should I continue meditating?

Sri Chinmoy: Before you meditate, you should concentrate for a few minutes on the Compassion aspect or the Protection aspect of God. Since you experience pain, it is good to invoke God's Protection-power so that you can continue with your meditation and enjoy the bliss of your meditation. Then God's inner Forces will protect you, and you can continue your regular meditation as long as you want to.