When we train in meditation, our faith and confidence in the power of our mind increases. We recognise when a problem arises in our life; the first step is to turn inwards and examine the activity of our mind — asking the question: What is currently occurring in my mind?
If we can establish the habit of turning inwards and checking our mind, the activity itself will begin to calm the movement of our thought. We can try to see beneath the flow of thought and recognise the peace that is present beneath it. Similarly to the ocean beneath the waves of the ocean.
Turning our attention outwards to solve the problems which arise from within just functions to distract our mind. Turning inwards will help to resolve them rapidly, and also interestingly enough gives us the mental energy to turn our attention outwards to benefit others.