From You

This page is to post anonymously, thoughts and stories you write to me that I feel can be helpful to others. Do indicate if you wish to be identified with a posted email and I will do that.

Below are some responses to beginning a practice.

“Yes, I am learning to love quiet time more and more. Like today, while spending a bit of quiet time, I realized that as a child I always had a list of things that I wanted to do as an adult but now that I am an adult, I have been too distracted by many other irrelevant things, that I forgot to focus on wholeheartedly pursuing my dreams…. I guess that is the power of quiet time, it helps me to realize what is important and what isn’t”.
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“In this email I am replying to, you explain how mediation can help me gain control over my mind and my thoughts: this is great and if it really can gain me peace of mind and even the career success I dream of, then I want to learn to be the best meditator on earth!”
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“Can you believe, in all the time you have taught me, I STILL don’t know how to do this properly….. I try to mediate and maybe for those five minutes I let the thoughts go and I don’t get caught up in them but best believe this only lasts during those five minutes of meditation. After that, for the remaining 18 hours of that day that I will be awake thoughts blare, run, kick, scream, yell, flash and wreak havoc in my mind. Thoughts of past and hopes and fears for the future: running wild in my head every moment I am awake except the 5 minutes (or maybe two minutes) that I can shut them up during meditation. This is probably why there is never a single day that I go through the day without my head hurting so much at some point that I need Tylenol. I don’t know how to make them shut up. I manage for the five minutes of mediation but that’s it. And as a result of these thoughts, I can within a day feel the entire scope of all feelings that people are capable of feeling throughout their lifetime. Happy, sad, angry, violent, bitter, excited, hopeful, vengeful, spiteful, positive, negative, cheerful all within the scope of a day. Its exhausting.I will try my hardest to achieve this way of being with myself quietly and honestly. I think my life depends on finding a way to calm the constantly raging thoughts inside my head”.
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