Achieving focus, concentration, restful sleep and all such are all symptoms
- My full names are Linus Kelly Chanda. I joined the Meditation Centre in March with a view to improve my personal effectiveness. This is recommended by many Corporate leaders, most of whom I had looked up to in my years in formal employment. I turned 50 last week on Thursday. My journey into Meditation took an interesting twist when I learnt through the instructors that the end was to become Universe. They encouraged me in my earlier days to read books after each meditation session. Alas! That opened up my understanding that the process was a life calling beyond what those Corporate Mentors guided. It was about becoming Complete! Becoming Universe Mind! Achieving focus, concentration, restful sleep and all such are all symptoms during the process. As I continue to meditate and advance level to level, I have come to appreciate the importance of this process. In my quest to become Universe mind, I have come out of my shell to appreciate other religions. I have come to understand and appreciate how our picture world confines us and makes us rigid, guarding viciously that which we have recorded from childhood, and being impervious to that which we don’t know, that which we did not record! I have a testimony from Meditation Centers in other countries that I truly would like to be ultimately Complete! Universe Mind! As I conformed to level 4, it became even more clear how each one of you pursuing this quest are all like me, you are me and I am u. We are Universe! The bodies I see are all pictures. Your minds and mine are getting aligned as we all pursue to align to Universe. Let’s become Complete together!
The relationship I have with God is very clear!
My name is Betsy Nkhoma. I am a Banker by proffession, with close to 15 years experience in the Zambian Banking Industry.
As a Christian, I always struggled and looked at meditation with a lot of suspicion. I heard that it is demonic and frowned upon.
However, after reading a lot about it, I realised that we all go into solitary reflection and quiet. So meditation is natural. I realised that when I quiet my mind, I find answer to a lot of things, so I enjoyed it.
After my own journey, I coincidentally met a Korean who became my friend, Soohyun. He introduced me repentance through self reflection method.
In life we all have personal struggles, triumphs, daily stresses. This meditation method has introduced me to a life without stress, anxiety, worry despite having a very busy life.
Importantly, the method has brought me closer to understanding this infinite universe and the relationship I have with God is very clear.
In my view, this method is a gift to humanity, and must be shared with everyone.
What a wonderful feeling it is too feel connected to God, the Universe, nature all around and to all the human race. An expanded consciousness, does not feel or know separation but connectedness or oneness to all things. It is Truly a deeper feeling of heavenly experience while having a physical journey here on this earth.
I truly recommend this method to all humanity.
Let us become one and, let us become complete.
I feel, God within me, fears are no more.
My name is Winnie. I have just completed first level from 7levels of meditation. I started off with a lot of questions and apprehension. But as I meditated everyday, I found a lot of things becoming clean. I also found that my prayer life improved because I feel, God within me, fears are no more. I look forward to achieve human completion as I continue to other level. good is human completion!
Several years ago, I got this “great” job offer from an international company – good pay, work from home, travel etc. The very things I have always looked for in a job!
A few months down the line I found myself working at least 15 hours a day. Not before long I fainted for the first time ever in my life – stress, fatigue, poor diet, lack of adequate sleep, you name it! This was a sure sign that something was wrong. The following month, we parted ways with the company and I started job hunting. I hunted and hunted but to no avail. My stress levels started escalating and escalating…sleep started evading me. I was not used to just sitting idle.
Lack of sleep led to extreme fatigue; extreme fatigue led to crankiness and impatience!
I was impatient with everyone and anything that didn’t fit my ideal mould. It was me against the world. I blamed everyone and anything for my situation. My health started deteriorating…that’s when I decided I had to do something! Then one day, as I was strolling at the main mall, I met one of the Botswana Meditation Centre helpers. She offered me a brochure and I ignored her, only to retreat a few seconds later to get it. That same afternoon I attended the consultation session and was hooked, never looked back again.
I am really grateful for this meditation method for a number of reasons. Through this method, I’ve been able to de-clutter my mind and rid it of all noises and illusions I’ve accumulated over the years; I am better able to understand and appreciate the Bible; I have finally managed to deal with the death of my mother and brother, thanks to the method!!! Before, I’d literally breakdown just thinking about them. I am now a happier and lighter soul who sleeps like a baby 🙂
I really encourage people to try it out and experience it for themselves!
Cheryl / Entrepreneur / Gaborone
Saleswoman Overcomes Inferiority Complex And Comparative Stress
Kim Young-hee / Sales
After graduating from high school, I had a job,met my husband at 25 and got married. After living as a stay-at-home mom for nine years, I started working in cosmetics sales. I was making money and had the time to take care of my children, but the world was tough. Having grown up in a difficult situation and failing to graduate from college, I lost my nerve in front of people who wore manufacturers’ clothes and carried designer bags. This happened especially in the presence of professional women. There were many times when foreign languages likeEnglish came out in conversation, and I couldn’t understand and struggled. The conversation was interrupted by silence and my confidence was diminished.
“I can do it” but I’ve always been insecure
Whenever I was compared to my smart, hardworking colleagues, I lost my energy, and only a sigh came out: “Why am I so bad?”I went to leadership seminars to learn to be confident, but English was also a big stumbling block there. In front of blackboards full of English words, others wrote hard but my notes were always empty. I found another way. I went to see a good salesman and asked for advice. Also, I smiled in the mirror and shouted, “I can do it!” ten times a day. But that amount of positive affirmations didn’t become mine either. Moreover, my sales figures were red-lighted as the sales area was moved from provincial to Seoul. I came to the meditation center when I was at the crossroads of whether or not to continue this work.
I looked back at my life while meditating. When I was poor, I was always scolded by my teacher for paying tuition late.. I envied my friends who drank milk as a snack, and as I passed by the store, I stared blankly at them with desire for a snack. Pictures of my poor life in elementary school poured out a lot.. I was poor, I was not pretty, I was short… I thought I didn’t have any luck. Complaints abounded. I was not a part of anything. God gave all his talents in unfair ways. “Why were you born this way? I asked to myself. One day, when I was constantly abandoning my life pictures, I laughed and laughed. Because the closer I looked, the more I found myself funny.
Look back at my mind instead of comparing myself to other people
I thought I had lived a difficult life, but I was just crying and crying and crying to make sure I was the one who lived well. Which kid would be more lovely: the one who cares only for himself or the one who cares for others? Everything made sense to me. I was not worthy of any blessing. It was no wonder that business was difficult. Being kind to customers was a way for me to make a buck, and there was no tolerance for the others there. My face heated up. I was so ashamed of my wrong life that I cried for a while.
First of all, I put down my desire to make money. It’s a lot easier to work without the burden of sales. My mind was at ease, so the other side accepted me easily. If I didn’t understand the customer’s words well, I had the courage to ask them again honestly, “I don’t know.” Without reading a self-improvement book, the things that normally wouldn’t have been tried, were being done by themselves. My business performance increased tenfold.
When I see people at work, they spend too much energy comparing themselves to others. That’s why people often don’t seem to be able to do it properly. I was able to escape from the negative thoughts by throwing away my mind through meditation. I’ve learned positive mind and gratitude, and I’ve also learned that self-improvement is about saying things truthfully. People look at me and say, “You must be doing something good, you look like you’re playing, not working.” That’s really true. I work but not work, it’s like I’m having fun. I can’t stop smiling.
I was known by my friends as a ‘good girl’. My friends have asked me for anything and everything. One by one, both homework and group assignments were taken up by me. I was at my wit’s end when I was asked if I could lend them my precious clothes or books. I was scolded by my parents for the products that came back broken after lending them to others. I wanted to say, ‘I can’t,’ but it was hard. It was because of my concern, “What if they don’t like me?”
Escaping from my complex by throwing away the wounds from my childhood best friend
As I practiced throwing away my minds during meditation, I remembered an incident when I was in elementary school. My best friend and I made a new friend and then I had my old friend taken away. Who do I play with and who do I sit with on the bus? I cried and struggled for a long time in my young heart. And I thought this shall never happen again.
A few years later the best friend apologized via messenger and the misunderstanding was cleared up, but the scars and inferiority complex remained in my mind. I was afraid to be alone and worried about losing my friends.
‘The kindness I showed others was to gain recognition from my friends,’ I thought. So I started to throw away my standards and the frame of respect I possessed. As I threw away my minds of having lost my friends and also my fear, I became more comfortable with my relationships.
Now I know how to wisely refuse requests. I need to be transparent. If I am honest about the situation that I want to help but can’t, my friends understand and I am comfortable because I don’t have any regrets. If I used to laugh outwardly, now I laugh freely and from the heart. I think it’s real consideration when you help without any expectation.
This Meditation Brought True Happiness When There Was No Hope
Alan Levesque, Musician / Boston, USA
Have you ever had to deal with losing your job? Have you ever gotten divorced? Have you ever had to deal with the death of a parent or loved one? Have you ever had an accident so serious that it required multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery?
Well, I experienced all of these things in the course of 3 years in my lifetime. I’m not sharing my story to get your sympathy. My intent is to illustrate just how dark and hopeless a man’s life can get and that there is a way out of the pain.
All of the events I mention happened so fast, and I had no idea what to do or where to start to fix all of my problems. Since I was a very young boy, I had always dealt with depression and anxiety. I also had skin problems and digestive problems because of the stress in my life. After all of these events, all of my problems got worse. I was at the lowest point in my life. I was so depressed I was actually frozen. I couldn’t answer the phone or go out with friends. Some days I couldn’t get out of bed or find a reason to stop sleeping. I didn’t eat. I had trouble finding any happiness in life. I was on medication for pain, anxiety, depression, my skin condition and also high blood pressure. I tried exercising and changing my diet to healthier foods, but all of these changes were only bringing temporary relief. I was miserable and withdrawn and didn’t want to be around anyone. Even when I was around others, I still felt lonely and sad. My doctor diagnosed me with severe depression and this scared me even more. I really felt like there must be a point to life; I needed a purpose for living.
While I was recovering from my accident, I had a lot of time to sit and think about my next step. It was the darkest time in my life and I remember thinking that of all the things I had done in my life – joining the Army, going to college, my career, and my marriage – nothing I’d achieved brought me any fulfillment. I achieved many goals in my lifetime but nothing ever brought me the satisfaction that I thought it would once I attained what I was after. I found myself becoming reflective and seeking spirituality. I was looking for something that would give my life a purpose.
In the town I live in, this meditation center had an event for a free lecture. I’d driven past the meditation center 3 or 4 times that particular week and thought that this meditation might be a good thing to bring some peace and spirituality back into my life. Finally, one day I stopped in and listened to the lecture and I can tell you, honestly, I didn’t know what to make of a lot of the information that was shared with me. However, the one thing that I did connect with was that I felt like I was all alone, because I was living in my own little world in my head. I knew that I had built a world in my mind of how I thought everything should be and nothing and nobody could ever match my view of “my world”.
That one connection was enough to get me to sign up and meditate for the first time. I meditated for two classes in a row that evening and began throwing away my remembered thoughts. The next day, I found myself running back to meditate again. The relief was truly that significant! After a week of meditating, I started to feel brighter and realized that I wasn’t alone at all; I belonged and was part of this amazing world. Everything began to look beautiful in my life. People were beautiful. Houses were beautiful. The sky was beautiful!
I’d never felt this way before and all of the medication, exercise, diets, and doctors that I had dealt with in my entire life had never been able to make me feel this positive and connected to the world. None of these things worked. They were all just coating the real problem and giving me a temporary feeling of relief. I knew at that point that this meditation was the reason I was getting better and so I meditated diligently for the next year. In that time, I was able to get back in the game – back into life! I got off of all my medication and felt even better. My doctor was shocked when he saw how positive and happy I was! My blood pressure returned to normal, and my signs of anxiety and depression had faded away. For the first time in my life, my skin was clear and back to normal. It was a miracle! I realized that all of my life, I was living in my own dark picture world in my mind and that was what made me so sick. None of the medications I’d been prescribed or any of the doctors I had seen were able to make me feel any better, but here I was – finally cured.
I found peace, fulfillment, TRUE HAPPINESS and a purpose for my life. By discarding all of my thoughts, pictures, memories and standards, I was starting to feel the benefits of a healthier, cleaner mind and my physical body was able to function properly, ultimately healing all of my ailments – both mental and physical.
I started to wake up and stopped living in my own thoughts all of the time. My relationships improved drastically also. People asked me why I was smiling but funny thing is, I didn’t even realize that I was smiling. I began to work more effectively as well. I was able to accept others as they are and accept the world as it is without the judgment I used to impose on everything in my life. You can’t imagine how grateful I am to this meditation. Freedom from my own miserable thoughts has brought peace and wisdom into my life.
As I said earlier, I’m not sharing my story to get your sympathy. I’m sharing it as a testimonial of what this meditation has done for me and what it can do for you when applied. If you are reading this and you identify with any part of my story, I strongly urge you to begin this meditation immediately! (Even if you don’t identify with any part of my story, I strongly urge you to begin this meditation immediately!) In our society, there are so many people who look completely happy and successful from the outside because they earn a lot of money or have a great career or because they have an expensive car and a beautiful family. You may be surprised to learn that because we are all living in our own dark mind world, everyone struggles with pain, sadness and loneliness. The urgency of my condition is what drove me to find this meditation faster than others.
There’s a saying that if there are 7 billion people living in this world, then there are 7 billion realities. That means 7 billion people all living in their own personal mind worlds. It’s now time for everybody to stop living in their human mind world and coexist together in reality. No more pain. No more stress. No more burdens. Only love, peace and liberation from pain and struggle.
Even if you can’t accept everything you’ve read in this testimonial or what you hear in the lecture when you go, please just try this method and see for yourself. I promise you will understand everything that you question as you clean your mind; the answers will come flooding in. In my case, my mind was so full of stress and pictures it was making me sick – even killing me. I’m not quite finished with this meditation method, but I now know my purpose in life and it brings such great freedom and peace. If I walked out of the lecture that day and hadn’t begun meditating, I don’t even know if I would still be alive today. Please know that you don’t have to suffer or live with the pain in your mind world. This meditation saved my life and it can save yours too.
This meditation is? “simple and so powerful”
Before meditation, the life I have lived from the outside looked good. Perhaps to the eyes of the people around me I was happy and confident with family, school and work but I was very worried and always felt pressured within. I always had this need to please everyone and was obsessed about maintaining an image for a good person in front of others. I was always hiding behind my fake smiles and heavy make-up, covering myself up to be perfectly good. Through the meditation I realized that this was all because I was so worried about how the world saw me. I was so worried that I never wore white socks or bright colors because people could then see how dirty my feet were. I felt as if the world was judging me for every little thing about me. My insecurities always overwhelmed me that I was haunted with insomnia.
However, reflecting back at my life, the meditation has really helped me see that I was only living inside this bubble. I was stuck inside a place where I cared only about my self-centered views and comparing myself and wanted to become better with my own standards that I had made to myself. Now that I look back at myself, I was so ridiculous! Riddling myself with so many worries.
I have done the meditation from level 2 in Korea, so I have not yet met people that know of the old me. However, even the people here say that from the time I’ve been here that I look brighter. I see my own change too, my insomnia is gone and I dance around in whatever colored socks, without makeup. When I no longer rely on the opinion of others, I feel much stronger and free. The greatest gift the mediation has allowed me is to allow me to see that the world does not spin around me. I have been living only for myself. For me, the greatest part of this meditation is to see reality, the true world, outside of my bubble.
You start to see yourself, the way you are in all aspects of your life
The cool thing about this meditation method is that it has this ability to show you who you are from a much bigger perspective than yourself. It is really hard to see yourself as yourself, so the method has this way of showing yourself from a bigger perspective. Then you get to reflect on yourself on how you actually are and you see things in yourself. And I saw things in myself that I did not realize that I had before the method. I think that is one of the biggest strength of this meditation. Speaking from my own experience, I found it really hard to bring big changes within myself but this method has helped me get rid of my habits and useless negative thoughts.
I am definitely happier now and also just more relaxed. I feel better within myself and that is the best way to define happiness for me. Also, I am more focused. I mean I work with computers and it is important to have patience and really be able to focus throughout the day. I work with my head the whole day, thus it is so important to be able to be relaxed within myself. Not always trying to move, not always thinking about something else, just staying put; and the meditation has definitely helped me with that.
The meditation has also improved me as a husband and father. One problem that I think in many relationships I find is; you have this expectation of the other to give you something the whole time. You want to get something from that person. And I think the meditation has changed that perspective for me and my wife. It is now more about putting in the work yourself without underlying expectations for one another. Also, this meditation has changed the way I see my children. I seem them more as the way they are than I did before as a parent and as a father. There was a certain bias that came with the strong attachment that I had for my children. Getting rid of that, I think you start to see your family in a more realistic way. This is also good for the kids, because they feel that and they feel actually more relaxed around me.
The difference in my life … can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I don’t have any dramatic life story to tell. From the outside, my life looks quite ordinary. I grew up in a safe environment in a suburb in the outskirts of Stockholm. I had friends, a Nintendo video game and everything a kid could wish for. My family was not religious and relatively open-minded, so I was free to make my own life decisions. I graduated from university and got a job at an IT company and thought I would be happy but, in my mind, I was never truly happy. Every time I achieved something that I wanted, I just wanted something else, something more. I was constantly stuck in my thoughts with my wandering mind. I was always wondering, stuck in my own thoughts, asking myself why I had so many thoughts in my head. I tried so many different things to find an answer but everything I tried only gave me a temporary release.
Though very quickly I realized by doing this meditation that this thinking was about myself and the reason that I think so much and why I was so stressed was because I was caring only about myself. For me, I used to carry things that were unnecessary. I knew that ruminations were unnecessary and bad for me but I didn’t want to nor know how to let go. However, through this meditation method I learnt how to truly let go of the worries and thoughts and to me that is true relief.
Now, there is a huge difference between the me before and the me now. Before, I needed so many things in life to be happy. I needed my hobby and I needed to have certain people in my life. I thought I needed a lot of things. Now I have no worries about the future so with this mind I can just live and the universe will take care of things for me. Now I have also learned that when I sincerely care about others more than myself my stress fades away and I now know how to truly contribute to the world. The difference between my life before and after the meditation can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I feel so much gratitude for this meditation, for being able to let go, and for being able to confirm with my mind that I am fundamentally one with everything around me.
Be the change you want to see in the world
I think when I was born I chose 100% heart and zero head. I love people and love to help them. That has been part of my life for a long time and even the success in my career comes from it. However there came a point in my life where I sought for ways to help others but drove myself insane because I could not find a way to help the other. Once, one of my family members was suffering from depression. There was nothing that I could do to help and knowing that I couldn’t help that person brought me to an even deeper depression. However, once I started the meditation, I noticed a change in me. I realized that only I can change myself and only I can help myself. It was no longer about my need to help and improve others but it was more about being an example to the people who require the help. I found a way to show true compassion and love to others by helping myself. Everything I do and want to say in a short version is that ‘live by example and be the chance you want to see in the world.’
When I started the meditation in the U.S., my career grew a lot faster. People were nicknaming me as a “superstar” and I was awarded a title as the ‘Top 5 Person’ within my industry with a promotion of an executive VP. Though my career was successful I realized that my job made me so busy. I knew there were a lot of opportunities for me to grow through the meditation and I knew to gain something I needed to sacrifice something. Thus with a bold decision, I chose to go to Korea to invest in myself and it was not just a gold mine, but a diamond mine. I can see that most people who want to try the meditation are just so busy with their lives, but I wish they take a moment to invest in themselves to find what is that they truly want in their lives. For me, I just love who I am inside right now. The language and food was very different in Korea but it is nothing compared to the depth of the gratitude I have for the method because it has changed my whole entire life. Though the past 4 months of meditation in Korea, I was able get over my traumatic experiences in my past, conquer my phobias, and be free from the health conditions that has been following me all life. Many people tell me that I’ve changed a lot and tell me that I look brighter and younger.
At this point, my heart is full of joy and love and gratitude. So with this gratitude that is inside, I want to give this out to other people now, by being an example.