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.