Hi, I hope this testimonial sparks your interest in meditation because meditation has brought countless others and myself incredible experiences that has created more joy, meaning and fulfillment, in our lives. As a person living on planet earth, I think everyone’s primary goal is to be happy, but many people struggle to be happy, including myself, because there are so many external factors that influence how we feel on a daily-basis (e.g. relationships, jobs, family, and etc,). For instance, the pressure at work creates stress and anxiety that influences how you feel and behave, and at times, you take these negative feelings and emotion everywhere you go, such your home. When you constantly carry the negative emotions with you, you end up releasing negative energy/feelings to the people around you, including your loved ones. And to be honest, I still go through similar experiences every now even though I meditate because I’m a normal (may be below average haha) human being and am still on my meditation journey. But with 100% certainty, I can say that I’m in a much better place now than I was in the past because I’m able to overcome my negative states more easily. For Instance, a negative experience that used to takes days to overcome now only takes a few minutes to overcome. Others might see this as a small or insignificant progress, but for me, it has been an incredible behavioral change because I’ve always been aware of specific negative behaviors but haven’t been able to fix them prior to meditation. It’s similar to doing something bad even though you know it’s bad for you and others, but meditation helps you overcome your challenges and grow to become a stronger person.
In an unexpected manner, meditation has brought many joyful experiences that I never expected. Initially, I tried meditation out of curiosity, and I did ask myself: Is this real? Will it help me? What if it doesn’t work? Am I crazy?, which is normal. The only suggestion I have is to be open-minded by giving it a shot and assessing whether or not it’s right for you. Every new experience is worth a shot (e.g. riding a bike, eating a new cuisine, and etc), and once you try it out, you’ll know whether or not something is right for you. I’m still on my meditation journey, but I wanted to share a bit of my experiences because, if you’re searching for joy, meaning, happiness, and etc, I think meditation might help you get there more quickly.
Brooklyn, New York