Ich bin in der Lage, fokussiert zu bleiben.
Schon während der ersten Woche hatte ich das Gefühl, dass ich meinen Job konzentrierter erledigen konnte. Bei meiner Arbeit mit Computern brauche ich den ganzen Tag Geduld und Fokus. Ich bin bei der Sache, ohne mich zu bewegen oder über etwas anderes zu denken.
Nach der ersten Woche der intensiven Meditation ~
Nach der ersten Woche der Meditation war ich in der Lage:
*zu glauben: Meditation hat die Fähigkeit zu glauben in mir gefestigt.
*Reue zu empfinden: bestätigt, dass meine Gedanken und Gefühle egozentrisch sind und mich dazu bewogen, Reue zu empfinden
*zu vertrauen: gezeigt, dass ich vertrauen kann.
*zu trainieren: mir bewiesen, dass ich meinen Verstand trainieren, ihn ändern kann.
*zu sehen: meine Augen geöffnet, so dass ich anfangen kann zu sehen.
*zu leben: mir Hoffnung gegeben, dass es möglich ist, wahrhaftig zu leben.
Positives Denken ist an der Tagesordnung!
Seit circa neun Monaten meditiere ich mit sehr guten Ergebnissen! Mein Leben wurde in dieser Zeit viel ruhiger und ich sehe vielen Sachen positiver. Die Situationen, die mich früher geärgert haben, kann ich besser umgehen und habe viel mehr Verständnis für andere. Bis jetzt konnte ich mich nur von einer Seite sehen, jetzt merke ich, dass viele Sachen falsch waren. Eigene Fehler zu sehen und die Ursache zu verstehen und begreifen motiviert mich noch mehr! Dafür bin ich sehr, sehr dankbar! Die Meditation und die Methode ist ein Wunder! Danke!
Ich habe mein ganzes Leben nach dem Sinn des Lebens gesucht,
Ich habe mein ganzes Leben nach dem Sinn des Lebens gesucht, warum wir geboren werden, leben und sterben. Warum gibt es so viel Leid und Gewalt in der Welt, Intoleranz der Andersartigkeit und dem Glauben anderer gegenüber? Ich habe Hunderte von Büchern gelesen, Religionsformen studiert, verschiedene spirituelle Praktiken, die alle in dieselbe Richtung gehen, erlernt; sie fordern die Menschen auf, ihr Ego aufzugeben und zur ursprünglichen Quelle und Grundlage zurück zu kehren, und dass wir in Wirklichkeit alle Teil desselben Schöpfers sind. Ich habe das alles verstanden; gewiss habe ich mich durch die Lektüre all dieser Lehren weiterentwickelt und meinen eigenen Glauben geschaffen. Dennoch hatte ich das Gefühl, dass ich mit dem Schöpfer nicht eins wurde oder die Ursache des Universums verstand, weil niemand mir den Weg zeigte.
Ich habe diese Meditation durch einen Freund entdeckt, der mir mitgeteilt hat, dass es bei dieser Meditation eine Methode gibt. Unglücklicherweise war das nächste Zentrum in Paris. Trotz der Entfernung und zahlreicher Fahrten von Genf nach Paris gehe ich regelmäßig zur Meditation. Kürzlich habe ich das Zentrum in Berlin entdeckt und bin dorthin gegangen, um zu meditieren. Ich habe endlich eine Methode gefunden, die mir den Weg zeigt. Welche Freude! Ich wurde aus dem Gefängnis meiner Gedanken und Gefühle, die meine eigenen Scheuklappen waren, entlassen, um meine wahre Identität zu finden. Ich fühle mich immer leicht und glücklich, selbst inmitten des Elends der Welt, und ich bin dieser Meditation zutiefst dankbar.
To me, the 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 thismeditation 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 methodhas 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 thatI 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 yourselfwithout 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 everythingI 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 carrythings 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. I have now finished the meditation study and the meditation helper course. 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.
“For the first time, I feel that I really have a purpose. I have a true goal and real purpose in life. And that’s a big thing for me.”
Without this meditation I would have never been able to reflect back on myself and my life. That’s for sure. Maybe I could have been able to coverup my pain or something with some other method, I don’t know. But I would have never been able to look back on myself and see how I have acted and what my role and my part were in everything. I would still have blamed the world and blamed everybody else and kept that mindset that it was everybody else’s fault and not mine.I’ve come to realize that it’s also a big piece of pride that I’m carrying around. For me it was always very important how I appear to others and I didn’t want to show myself weak, or didn’t want to open up to other people. So I closed myself.
I was always comparing myself with others. If that other somehow had achieved something more than me, I didn’t like that person. If that person had done less than me, then I could be ‘humble’. Then I could be a nice person and take care of that person. Then I thought I was great because I was so nice to that weak person. So that was my life. Always measuring, always trying to come across as the best somehow. If there was no competition, I could be nice.
It might sound strange maybe, at least from the culture I come from where we’re supposed to love ourselves and try to be better all the time. Because that’s something I really tried to do, to love myself, to tell myself I was great. This meditation method is a bit of opposite of that. You realize that you are not great. And that’s actually a big relief. It’s really a big relief.Because it’s a big burden, walking around thinking you are great, and thinking that you have to be great all the time. Now that I am freeing myself from that ego and pride, the world around me has become nicer; it treats me more gently nowadays. Yeah, it’s funny. Before, the world was my enemy. It is not anymore.