My Meditation Experience
How I met this meditation while I was travelling
Money, career, love, family, health, future, success… these things are what we all care about, am I right? Especially when you are young and you try to make your way into society. Nowadays, you have to be innovative, proactive, experienced, independent, creative, polite, energetic, ambitious, competitive, hard worker,… it’s like the list goes on and on with no end.
So, as I was quite ambitious and perfectionist, the kind who always says “I’ll be fine“ and “I can handle it“, I found myself depressed just before my 25th birthday. The irony of the situation is that I already was into meditation at that time. I was actually pretty aware of how far I was pushing myself, but anyway I decided to ignore all the signs that my body was sending me.
Still, my situation brought me into thinking: how did that happen? I live in a good country, with good working conditions and economy, my family loves me and I have wonderful friends. I have everything to be happy! What’s wrong with me? That’s how I lost it completely. I couldn’t bear the idea that my happiness would only depend on what was going on in my life. It had to be more somewhere, I couldn’t help but thinking that we, human beings, were on the wrong trails for a long time.
So I decided to quit everything and go to some country where I could meditate. The main reason why I got depressed was that I wasn’t able to listen to myself, right? To avoid being into this situation again, I had to discover who I really was. I had no idea how I would do that! Therefore, right after having booked my flight to Cambodia and my accommodation, I booked a meditation course. I contacted a korean meditation center, which I found on Google, and the helper responded immediately to my email, inviting me to an introductory meditation seminar.
Usually, I would think: Yeah, I know how meditation works, you don’t need to introduce it to me. However, if I truly knew everything about it, I wouldn’t be in the middle of South East Asia, running away from my problems, would I? So, I went to the seminar with an open mind. When I arrived to the center and I learned that the method was a way to find your true self, it seemed like I found what I was looking for. That’s how on the very next day, I booked my flight ticket to South Korea.
This meditation is the best gift you can give to yourself. If, like me, you have time and money to spend on a meditation retreat, just go to the main center in Korea and get a full, authentic and mind-blowing experience. Come back to your family with the universe mind. If you cannot do that, then register in your local center and do it according to your occupations. Now, I know for sure that I will never, ever be depressed again, not even slightly, because I was able to throw all the causes of my burden away. Everyone should do this meditation, because everyone deserves to be happy. Just book it and do it, don’t wait any longer!
Melanie C. / Tourism degree / Switzerland