It all looked automated, repeating cycles of pain and pleasure, happiness and sadness… Is there more to life? Is human birth all about eating, sleeping, working? Is everything destined or is there free will? The tiny eyes of a nine year old gazed in the heavens above for an answer. But the heaven did not reply, and her questions kept becoming deeper as she grew older, reading a lot of “mind management” books looking for practical answers for her not so obvious questions at her age. Often she would pretend not to have a tangled mind as others her age seemed to be happy with things the way they were. And then a series of self doubts followed.. “Am I normal! Why do I have so many unanswered questions, when others seem to have none…”may be, I would know when I grow up.” She thought to herself. Somehow she felt her answers would come when she grew up..
She was 19 and landed up at a meditation workshop. “Meditation is praying” that’s what she thought, “is there anything to learn in the way you pray”? she wondered! Isn’t prayer natural .. but she still had a thirst to explore what it really was and so she enrolled herself for this meditation class..
The first experience of a twenty minute meditation and as if a sense of completion dawned her. A mind without words, like a silent room & deep sleep, meditation felt like the right answer, the very first time that she experienced meditation almost twenty four years back. Her heart said a BIG YES, this is it! This was the answer she was looking for in her childhood. And she instantly felt that it is meditation which makes human life unique, and that Life was much more than repeated cycles of pain and pleasure, success and failure, attachments and aversions..
Meditation reached her one step closer to the discovery of “who she is”. Closer to the experience of infinity within, meditation felt like an Ocean of peace, like deep state of rest, and a new ray of hope, a new beginning and also an end for the painful experiences of the past…
And so It’s is the greatest investment of time for her that she made early in her life, to meditate and make it a part of her life’s journey. She thanks God for the wisdom. She is grateful for her Master without whom this possibility could have never opened for her. And she will always be indebted to the universe for reaching her the answers in her very first encounter.