Before and After Meditation
I was always very skeptical about meditation. I thought it was too esoteric and very little practical. And I am a practical person. :-) So if you told me I would become a meditation practitioner and teacher, just a couple years ago, I would be laughing soo much! Well, life is full of surprises.
When I was 41, I have gone through a very difficult period of my life. Somebody I deeply trusted has betrayed me and hurt me in ways that I would not even imagine were possible. At that time of my life I felt like a crazy script writer got high and wrote the craziest story and I had to live it.
Anyway. I used everything I have learnt so far, managed to go through this and recovered my whole life. Everything in my life was ok. More than ok. I had a beautiful life objectively. BUT my mind kept replaying me the traumatic pictures from the past. And I could not get rid of them no matter what I did. I was becoming desperate.
And then I have heard an interview with a meditation teacher, Davidji, who spoke about meditation in a very practical and even funny way, as of a tool to quiet down the fluctuations of our mind.
As I said, I was desperate, and this was one of the rare things I have not tried, I went in (into a pretty deep training).
I started meditating 20-30 minutes a day and after a couple weeks, my mind really got calmer. It stopped replaying the traumatic events and pictures all the time, it was quieting more and more and it felt very nice.
So I stayed in. Now I see how meditation is a very practical tool to help us all calm down, create more space in our overloaded minds, or regain focus again in our world full of distractions.
So my apologizes to meditation. It is very practical. And I love it now.
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