What made you become interested in meditation?
A friend of mine introduced me to meditation at a time when I was searching for answers on how to be happier. Despite being healthy, wealthy and successful in all aspects of life, I had been struggling for years to find real happiness and was looking everywhere to add something which would help me. The simplicity of the meditation method and the results I read about students excited me to try.
What changes or benefits have you experienced?
The method is very straight forward and easy to follow, which I liked. Almost immediately upon starting, I was able to sleep better and people would say to me how my face had changed and looked brighter. Over time, I was able to ‘weather the storms’ when negative events occurred. The biggest benefit however was to release my selfishness and be grateful.
Now your children are doing the meditation as well. Have you noticed changes in them?
My children have been doing meditation for a few months and I’ve really noticed them mature and become less reactive. I’ve noticed more charity in them, respect for others and also being grateful for what they have. Being younger, they seem to catch on quite quickly.
Anything you would like to say to others who are thinking of starting meditation?
Just try it, have faith and ‘keep going’ – you can do it!
Piano was the wonderful freedom in my life. I really loved playing all and everyday. But as I continued on playing to reach my professional career, my anxiety started to grow.
I worried so much about how other people would think of my performance. What if my professor didn’t like my playing. What if I made mistakes in front of my audience… This led to stage fright and even worse to social phobia. I wasn’t even able to handle my relationship with my family and friends very well. So, I ended up being locked inside my mind which was dark, lonely and depressing.
After I started meditation, I was soon able to look back at myself and find what had caused me to have all these problems. I was able to throw away all my suffering from those minds and experiences. It helped me not to quit playing the piano, when I was seriously considering giving up my career. After realizing my true mind, everything started to change. My fear towards people disappeared and I was able to perform with my fingers relaxed. Above all, I was able to learn how to be grateful to people that I met and to have the chance to be able play music for whoever would listen.
To those who are suffering in their mind and can’t help it and to those who wish to find the true self within, I really hope you too can try this meditation and find the true peace and true confidence within you.
Happiness does not come from how you are seen by others or what you have achieved in your career or even through wealth.
For me I finally found the passion in life I had only ever experienced brief glimpses of through music before.
This is coming from the true mind which can be found inside you after discarding all these false minds! You can definitely find fulfillment through this method, too. Thank you!