Seven years ago, I reached breaking point. I was feeling the burden of everyday pressures, including money, work and family, and was not happy with my life. I was achieving things that I thought would make me happy but all these things were adding stress. I thought: “I’m not here to just worry and die.”
After starting the meditation, my life drastically changed for the better. I just became happier, and happier. You can learn to do it even when your at work. Before I would get stressed, but now I am in control of my mind…my mind isn’t controlling me and my thoughts aren’t running away, making the suffering.
Prior to meditation, we had achieved everything, but still we were not content. Everything we achieved together actually made things more stressful. The meditation has helped me to self-reflect and be more in control of my life.
Our three children are also doing the meditation. They were initially skeptical to try meditation but now they enjoy it and want to meditate. It’s a huge safety net for them. The pressures they face in life, including sport, school and friends, are easier to manage now.
Ireland (13 years old)
My brothers and I used to fight a lot but now that we all discard our minds about each other we now appreciate each other. My family enjoy doing things together and we are all much happier to be together.
Cassidy (11 years old)
I have become a lot calmer and less stressed from meditation. I used to not listen to my parents…now I can see all my thoughts, and the bad stuff I was doing. Now my minds a lot clearer there’s a lot less stuff I’m worried about. If someone says something mean to me, I don’t worry.
I’ve been really happy now and have been doing my work really good.
Evan (10 years old)
Before I meditated I was always getting into trouble and fights at school. I was so stubborn. I would feel jealous of what my friends had and I never appreciated what I had.
Peace & Joy
Before I started at Mandurah Meditation, I felt very lost and my mind was very chaotic, restless, never satisfied, confused and often sad. Alcohol and travelling were my vices to escape my mind. I often thought the world was strange and futile, questioning why humans live with wars and suffering on a tiny planet orbiting in space.
During the introduction seminar, the answers to all the questions I had about life became so obvious. Even after a few sessions, I felt some temporary relief. The more I meditated the more the world became brighter and more beautiful and the more a sense of peace and joy would appear. Not only did the method help immensely with my mental state, I also came to realize why we are here and who our true selves are; not knowing these answers caused a lot of stress and confusion prior.
I am so very grateful to the method to show me the real beautiful world that was hidden under my emotional and mental garbage. I hope everyone can cleanse their minds so that we can all live in harmony with eternal peace and limitless joy.
Why did you start meditation?
I started this meditation to quieten my mind from constantly planning for my future or thinking about events from my past. I felt that my over busy mind was draining the physical energy from my body.
What has changed the most for you since starting the meditation?
Since doing this meditation I feel I have become more confident and clear in my decision making. I am able to make decisions without all the questions, doubts and worry that used to flood into my mind at these times.
How has meditation helped you with everyday life?
I have also gained valuable “tools in the box” to help resolve interactions with people in my work and personal life. I am able to accept decisions that I may not initially agree with and move on from that negative mind effortlessly whereas in the past I would have constantly played these situations over and over in my mind and been totally unaware that I was doing it.
Anything you would like to say to people who are thinking of starting?
Doing this meditation doesn’t mean I have to shave my head and go live in the mountains. I have the freedom to do whatever I want with my life but I do it with an awareness of mind that I never had before I started meditating. I truly understand why I have ended up in difficult situations in my past and why I had reacted the way I did at that time. Now I live a far more uncomplicated life thanks to this method of meditating.