NSW Meditation Stories

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Lyric Harris

 

What made you become interested in Meditation?

 

I’ve been travelling for months now. Although I have been experiencing exciting things, I still felt empty and lost without a real purpose. I wanted to find that purpose.

 

 

What positive changes have you experienced so far?

 

The best thing for me was being able to resolve my relationships with my family. I thought I already passed some of the issues, but when I reflected on myself, they were still in my mind. After discarding all the anxieties, anger, frustration and pain, now I can have a good conversation with them while feeling peaceful and happy. I am so grateful.

 

Also, it is very exciting knowing that I am on the right path.

Through meditation, I feel more centred and focused. Even my daily anxieties and stresses, often regarding my relationships and people around me or my future have seen a great improvement.

 

 

What would you like people to know?

 

Before, I had these deep questions about life, love, happiness, and all in between that I never truly thought I’d find the answer to. Though, I tried so many things: workshops, meditations, exercises, books – but nothing really got to the core. Instead it felt like I was just covering up and living with my anxieties rather than dealing with them. I thought it was cliché to say, “The answer is within” but I now know it actually is — to everything you’re feeling. You just need the right tool to get to it.

I am eternally grateful for this method being that tool. I am so free and no longer afraid of any part of me. Thank you!

 

 

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Caroline Choi

 

 Growing up, I never believed in anything I couldn’t see or touch but always had an interest in the mind. I started this meditation out of curiosity from the changes I saw in my brother when he first started this meditation.

 

Throughout my life, prior to doing this meditation, it never really crossed my mind that I needed to do meditation and really thought of the mind as something that you just work on to control. However, as I did the study, I realised more and more that I actually did need to do this.

 

Through the meditation I discovered what true life actually is, and realised that my curiosity actually came from something that was missing in my life, except I just wasn’t consciously aware of it.

 

I recently reflected on when this wondering may have started. I remember learning about the universe back in high school and how insignificant I was as an individual, even in the context of the known universe. I remember wondering, “what happens to us when we die?” and “what was life even before I was born?”. The thought of these unanswered questions would make me feel sick so I pushed it to the back of my mind and tried to forget and live the best life I could. Working really hard to not miss out, do everything I can, and be the best human I could before I died. Later in life this desire and drive eventually caused me anxiety and stress.

 

Having done the meditation I realised this wasn’t what life was about. I came to the world with nothing and will leave with nothing, yet I was almost killing myself trying to get all this (money, relationships, and experiences)! I saw the world how I wanted to see it, not the way it actually is and wanted to live life how I thought I should, not the way life actually is. Coming out of my own mind world I now know what true life and living is.

 

As an added bonus, I have better relationships with people, I have been much more successful at work, and I am always happy. I realised that all the answers to a happy and successful life are all there at my fingertips, except I refused to see and listen. My life purpose now is to do all I can to enable others to come out of their own mind world and find true life.