I began this meditation in search of true peace - I longed for a lasting, unshakable core of "calm." Like so many others, I experienced the normal, everyday stress that's considered a matter of course living and working in New York City. At a certain point, however, I knew that there must be a different way to live in and experience the world.
I had tried several forms of meditation before finding this practice, all which helped me become more aware of the conflicting, burdensome, and self-limiting thoughts lurking beneath the surface my mind - but I was still on the hunt for a way to be truly free from these thoughts. Guided meditation apps, mantra meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques allowed me to feel peaceful while in that moment, but afterword, my mind would inevitably revert back to habitual patterns of thinking.
When I started this meditation, I was amazed that after just a few sessions, I noticed my mind becoming lighter and clearer. Over the subsequent weeks and months, I could really see the benefits unfold in my day-to-day life:
In my career, was able to face new challenges and opportunities for advancement with a clarity and natural confidence I had never known before. Moreover, I noticed that I was effortlessly seeing the good in others (as opposed to my perceived differences) and enjoyed connecting with people in an authentic and comfortable way. The foggy-headed, tired feeling I would always get in the afternoon is completely gone, allowing me to be more productive each day. I can rightfully say that I found what I was looking for - true peace - and so much more! In short, whatever it is that you seek, you will surely find through this meditation practice. :)
I could not have imagined the many benefits, direct and indirect, and resulted from this endeavor ~ it is a journey within and truly the journey of a lifetime! I wholeheartedly encourage others to give it a try.