The practice of meditation, of bringing the scattered mind home, and so of bringing the different aspects of our being into focus, is called “Peacefully Remaining” or “Calm Abiding.”
Calm Abiding accomplishes several things. First, all the fragmented aspects of ourselves, which have been at odds, settle and dissolve. In that settling we begin to understand ourselves more, and sometimes even have glimpses of our fundamental nature.
Next, the practice of mindfulness defuses our negativity, aggression, pain, suffering, and frustration. Rather than suppressing emotions or indulging in them, here it is important to view them, and your thoughts, and whatever else arises with an acceptance and a generosity that are as open and spacious as possible.
Gradually, as you remain open and mindful, and use one of the techniques of meditation to focus your mind more and more, your negativity will slowly be defused; you begin to feel well in your being. From this comes release and a profound ease.