Seeing life from a different perspective
At that time, I joined the meditation, I was emotionally unbalanced, constantly having depression and anxiety about the uncertain future. Life was hard as I thought without an escape from stress.
My lifestyle was not a healthy one, Smoking, Drinking and also using Illegal substances, and in my relationships I was always fighting, blaming and accusing my girlfriend of things I did not have prove of. Only my dream was to have a nice place to stay, have a college degree and not have to worry about what to eat the next day. But I did not know what to do in order to achieve that which I was dreaming about.
How I got to know about this meditation was not expected, I met the helpers at a shopping center who approached me and told me about the meditation. Within an instant, I was interested in the Meditation and I attended. I diligently subtracted the pictures of the lived life. Through the Meditation I realized that the stresses, depression and anxieties that was a constant in my life were not true but were coming from the pictures I had taken and stored in my mind which were all ‘Fake and False’, this was great liberation for me!.
Gradually I started to become less interested to Alcohol and stopped the smoking. I was no longer abusive so, one day my girlfriend said “what happened to you” there were no more fighting in public.
Before I started meditation I used to believe that whatever I was thinking about her was true, such as suspicions of cheating. But After Meditation I was no longer believing every thought I had which were causing the fighting between us, as a result the fighting to stopped.
Physically I was always feeling tired with no apparent reason, I could not be able to do my daily job because I did not have the strength to sustain myself throughout the day. But now I am able to do every task I set for myself and even have a spare time to exercise.
Before I had only wished of having money to buy all the things I wanted such as a house car etc., however my dreams are no longer the same because I now mostly care about the physical and emotional wellbeing of everyone. At the current moment i am enrolled at a University studying Nursing which is also my dream to be able to help people to be physically and emotionally well.
What I appreciate the most about this Meditation is that I came to see life in a different perspective from the one of living for gaining money, status and luxury to a life where I live life for others .
I wish that more people would know about this Meditation and they themselves know how their lives will be changed.
Growing up, I didn’t experience poverty. I was fortunate that I was able to have things I wanted including a good family and health. However my mind was at no time relaxed. I always had trouble falling asleep and had regular worries about almost everything. I used to think that that’s how life is and that things must work the way I expect them to.
When things turn out differently I started to get angry and hurt, even for the smallest matters. My life was on a roller coaster with sudden extreme changes every now and then. I was hurting people around me and I felt that I was a poisonous person. I developed endless Headaches and Hypertension that lead to Major Depression illness. I always felt inadequate and unsatisfied. To fill the void, I always sought out something to do; it didn’t matter whether it was negative or positive. Sometimes I felt better but it was just for a moment.
One Saturday I decided to go to the mall and funny, it was one of the ups and downs moment and things were just not ok at home. So I saw the Promotion Team at the Silver Lakes Mall at Pretoria East. I just took a brochure and went on with my shopping business. When I was waiting on a long que waiting to be assisted I got irritated and took out the brochure and read it all. For some reason when I walked out the store on my way to the car, I then approached one of the gentlemen who had brochures. I asked him with the attitude “what do they mean when they say I will live forever”? The guy was so patient with a smile on his face; you know I remember the day vividly as if it was yesterday! It took me a week to think about it again and when I finally decided to get to the Pretoria Centre something would come up.
I finally made up my mind and attended my level one. I felt that this was a path I was always seeking, a way to arrive at the Truth. Well I had many suspicions and doubts but I carried on and on with the meditation. As I applied the method, I found that my false, selfish mind caused me to have inadequacy, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness that made me see that my life has just been a total waste! I had not expected myself to experience those dramatic transformations as other meditation students at the centre. My family and colleagues at work were able to notice a lot of changes in me, I also noticed the changes.
For the first time I realised and accepted that I am one with the world and other people, I was really very happy. I am starting to be generous and my work and all things are really improving. My entire health problem disappeared. Now I do not compete with the world anymore. I live happily accepting my life and everyone in my surroundings. I can say confidently and definitely, that this is the right path and that I am very much at peace.
I am so grateful for changes in my life and my attitude. Everyone must try this meditation, especially for those who feel hopelessness. This method is really important and positive. I am definitely continuing with this Method because I want to become COMPLETE! TRUTH!
The answer to the reason of my existence
My mind has always been occupied by the question why do I exist, what is it that I came to this world for? Why am I alive?
This search for the answer to the reason of my existence caused me a lot of suffering, as nothing that I found lead me to an answer that brought me peace and happiness. Everything always brought more questions, more frustrations, more suffering, and more existential pain. Life started to feel really empty and worthless…
Then one day, a colleague of mine brought me a pamphlet, telling me that she hopes that this might be the answer I’m looking for, as it said; “Finding how to live truly – Life of completion- the most important thing for human is for one to be eternally alive”. That was exactly what I was looking for, how to be eternally alive!
I realized how lucky I am that I have finally found the method to Truth. I am so very grateful and blessed that I was given the chance to realize that I should abandon myself and all the attachments. The more and more I meditated and discarded the mind, the more I felt at peace inside. The more I started to learn about Truth, the happier I felt. More and more I started to see how my minds and living in a false world, created stress and unhappiness.
I want to express my gratitude for teachers’ courage, dedication and unconditional love in teaching us the Truth
I am so grateful for their teachings, for the center in Pretoria that enabled me to learn about truth, for the helpers and promotion team that are all helping me along the way, sharing their happiness and time with me.
I’m so grateful for being alive and the Universe’s unconditional love.
I have found inspiration and gratitude
A few years ago I had reached a very difficult place. Everything about my life and the world around me felt overwhelming – I felt claustrophobic and isolated. I sought guidance from a therapist, but the heaviness of everything that I was feeling didn’t go away. I remained hopeful, knowing in my heart that there was something greater than myself that I would eventually find. I had asked, and shortly received.
Having found this meditation, everything has changed. Following this method and finding Truth has transformed my life. I am not easily overwhelmed, my thoughts are clearer, I feel connected to the Universe and more positive about the people around me.
I have found inspiration and gratitude.
If you are searching – this is the answer.
I call this center my place of peace!
Attending sessions at the Meditation Pretoria center has been a life changing and mirror reviewing period.
It all started on January 2019 when I felt overwhelmed by anger, anxiety, jealously to mention but a few. Past soldiers chanting “You are a bad person, you are ugly, fat, not good enough etc.” That I can’t do anything, to say the least, I felt paralyzed and a slave to my own thought, past, present and future. I developed serious anxiety attacks from driving.
I found out quite many things about myself. I was gullible, had low self-esteem, never loved myself, so that what others said about me got severe hurt.
After I knew better that those where the pictures have taken and stored in my mind, it made me relieved. Also, I can say I am driving again now.
Now I know better that the universe is within me, and I will not be deceived by false my body, gender, culture as it is just a vessel to fulfill a purpose.
Whenever I set foot in the meditation center I realize then that I did well for me for the first time. The ambiance, space, teas, and everything in there spoke directly to me.
I call this center my place of peace!
This meditation is? “simple and so powerful”
Before meditation, the life I have lived from the outside looked good. Perhaps to the eyes of the people around me I was happy and confident with family, school and work but I was very worried and always felt pressured within. I always had this need to please everyone and was obsessed about maintaining an image for a good person in front of others. I was always hiding behind my fake smiles and heavy make-up, covering myself up to be perfectly good. Through the meditation I realized that this was all because I was so worried about how the world saw me. I was so worried that I never wore white socks or bright colors because people could then see how dirty my feet were. I felt as if the world was judging me for every little thing about me. My insecurities always overwhelmed me that I was haunted with insomnia.
However, reflecting back at my life, the meditation has really helped me see that I was only living inside this bubble. I was stuck inside a place where I cared only about my self-centered views and comparing myself and wanted to become better with my own standards that I had made to myself. Now that I look back at myself, I was so ridiculous! Riddling myself with so many worries.
I have done the meditation from level 2 in Korea, so I have not yet met people that know of the old me. However, even the people here say that from the time I’ve been here that I look brighter. I see my own change too, my insomnia is gone and I dance around in whatever colored socks, without makeup. When I no longer rely on the opinion of others, I feel much stronger and free. The greatest gift the mediation has allowed me is to allow me to see that the world does not spin around me. I have been living only for myself. For me, the greatest part of this meditation is to see reality, the true world, outside of my bubble.
You start to see yourself, the way you are in all aspects of your life
The cool thing about this meditation method is that it has this ability to show you who you are from a much bigger perspective than yourself. It is really hard to see yourself as yourself, so the method has this way of showing yourself from a bigger perspective. Then you get to reflect on yourself on how you actually are and you see things in yourself. And I saw things in myself that I did not realize that I had before the method. I think that is one of the biggest strength of this meditation. Speaking from my own experience, I found it really hard to bring big changes within myself but this method has helped me get rid of my habits and useless negative thoughts.
I am definitely happier now and also just more relaxed. I feel better within myself and that is the best way to define happiness for me. Also, I am more focused. I mean I work with computers and it is important to have patience and really be able to focus throughout the day. I work with my head the whole day, thus it is so important to be able to be relaxed within myself. Not always trying to move, not always thinking about something else, just staying put; and the meditation has definitely helped me with that.
The meditation has also improved me as a husband and father. One problem that I think in many relationships I find is; you have this expectation of the other to give you something the whole time. You want to get something from that person. And I think the meditation has changed that perspective for me and my wife. It is now more about putting in the work yourself without underlying expectations for one another. Also, this meditation has changed the way I see my children. I seem them more as the way they are than I did before as a parent and as a father. There was a certain bias that came with the strong attachment that I had for my children. Getting rid of that, I think you start to see your family in a more realistic way. This is also good for the kids, because they feel that and they feel actually more relaxed around me.
The difference in my life … can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I don’t have any dramatic life story to tell. From the outside, my life looks quite ordinary. I grew up in a safe environment in a suburb in the outskirts of Stockholm. I had friends, a Nintendo video game and everything a kid could wish for. My family was not religious and relatively open-minded, so I was free to make my own life decisions. I graduated from university and got a job at an IT company and thought I would be happy but, in my mind, I was never truly happy. Every time I achieved something that I wanted, I just wanted something else, something more. I was constantly stuck in my thoughts with my wandering mind. I was always wondering, stuck in my own thoughts, asking myself why I had so many thoughts in my head. I tried so many different things to find an answer but everything I tried only gave me a temporary release.
Though very quickly I realized by doing this meditation that this thinking was about myself and the reason that I think so much and why I was so stressed was because I was caring only about myself. For me, I used to carry things that were unnecessary. I knew that ruminations were unnecessary and bad for me but I didn’t want to nor know how to let go. However, through this meditation method I learnt how to truly let go of the worries and thoughts and to me that is true relief.
Now, there is a huge difference between the me before and the me now. Before, I needed so many things in life to be happy. I needed my hobby and I needed to have certain people in my life. I thought I needed a lot of things. Now I have no worries about the future so with this mind I can just live and the universe will take care of things for me. Now I have also learned that when I sincerely care about others more than myself my stress fades away and I now know how to truly contribute to the world. The difference between my life before and after the meditation can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I feel so much gratitude for this meditation, for being able to let go, and for being able to confirm with my mind that I am fundamentally one with everything around me.
Be the change you want to see in the world
I think when I was born I chose 100% heart and zero head. I love people and love to help them. That has been part of my life for a long time and even the success in my career comes from it. However there came a point in my life where I sought for ways to help others but drove myself insane because I could not find a way to help the other. Once, one of my family members was suffering from depression. There was nothing that I could do to help and knowing that I couldn’t help that person brought me to an even deeper depression. However, once I started the meditation, I noticed a change in me. I realized that only I can change myself and only I can help myself. It was no longer about my need to help and improve others but it was more about being an example to the people who require the help. I found a way to show true compassion and love to others by helping myself. Everything I do and want to say in a short version is that ‘live by example and be the chance you want to see in the world.’
When I started the meditation in the U.S., my career grew a lot faster. People were nicknaming me as a “superstar” and I was awarded a title as the ‘Top 5 Person’ within my industry with a promotion of an executive VP. Though my career was successful I realized that my job made me so busy. I knew there were a lot of opportunities for me to grow through the meditation and I knew to gain something I needed to sacrifice something. Thus with a bold decision, I chose to go to Korea to invest in myself and it was not just a gold mine, but a diamond mine. I can see that most people who want to try the meditation are just so busy with their lives, but I wish they take a moment to invest in themselves to find what is that they truly want in their lives. For me, I just love who I am inside right now. The language and food was very different in Korea but it is nothing compared to the depth of the gratitude I have for the method because it has changed my whole entire life. Though the past 4 months of meditation in Korea, I was able get over my traumatic experiences in my past, conquer my phobias, and be free from the health conditions that has been following me all life. Many people tell me that I’ve changed a lot and tell me that I look brighter and younger.
At this point, my heart is full of joy and love and gratitude. So with this gratitude that is inside, I want to give this out to other people now, by being an example.