I Can’t Imagine My Life Without Meditation






 

"I Can't Imagine My Life Without Meditation" - Wisdom's Webzine

 

Ircania Stylianou /Assistant Principal In NYC Public School /Whitestone, NY

Throughout my life I have always questioned my existence; I knew there had to be something more in life. Therefore looking for answers I went to church, read self-help books and attended different yoga and meditation centers. But they were not doing anything for me. After two years of searching I was ready to do only meditation. I started searching the internet for different centers. One lucky day this meditation and I found each other. As soon as I read the brochure, I knew that was exactly what I was looking for. No doubt in my mind. I called the center, made an appointment and started right away. I said to myself what do I have to lose? I’m going to give it a try and see what happens. I calculated more or less how long it was going to take me to finish all the levels and how much it was going to cost me. I decided to give it a try. I would look at it like as if I was going back to school but this time around I will be learning to find the truth within me. How can that be wrong?

I have learned to get rid of my thoughts about things that already happened even if there are good or bad. I used to think about what I said, what I did, what others said to me, did to me, about things that happened yesterday, a year ago or even ten years ago. I cannot change anything that already happened; nobody in this earth can change it. Therefore, why would I allow my thoughts to control my life, my happiness and my health by worrying about it? Why waste my time and energy thinking about the past, living in the past. The now is what is important and I can devote all my energy to the present time. Therefore, my memory has improved.

I am so passionate about this meditation that during the 2011 summer, I went to the main center in South Korea for three weeks. I met amazing people from all over the world. In Korea they have an intensive program where you meditate all day long and can finish all the levels much faster. I hope I would be able to go back soon. That was an amazing experience.

I can’t imagine my life without this meditation. I know my life is getting better one step at a time. In this program I’m working on becoming a better human being by getting rid of my pride, fears, judgment, jealousy and I’m working on becoming more of a humble person. I have this big hope that one day I will finish all the levels and I hope to become one with the universe mind and live my life the way our creator intended us to live when he created us.

 

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