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Meditation Is The Place Where I Am Nothing And Everything

Surfing the Internet about meditation technique and methods,  I have found many of them. Some sources talked about the correct postures, another suggested using mantra, visualization and focusing on the importance of breathing. At the end, I am overwhelmed with all these available tools --- how can I use all of them at one session? Should I follow one technique or mix them together? And, finally, how does meditation influence my life?

While I was googling and wondering, I found many recommendations and steps to start meditation, but I had no idea how to continue it …

… So one sunless day I sat down in a “meditation posture” and started my inner journey. Fidgeting and attending to each thought, I was feeling caught up in my own trap. Now I know – it was a trap of my expectations and imagination about life. Facing it was the toughest thing for me, because I realized that I have been bias with my thoughts and ego, there, I feel incomplete. Wanting to be fulfilled, I had decided to focus on emptiness. I wanted to free myself from illusions, bondage of fears and find inner meaning – I feel that so many qualities of my thoughts and attitude needed to be purified.

At the beginning of my “purification” process, I wanted to feel peaceful as I was listening to the song “Beautiful” by India Arie over and over again, and the lyrics were so sincere and heartfelt, especially the verse:


I wanna go to place where I am nothing and everything

That exists between here and nowhere.

I wanna go to place where I can hold the intangible

And let go of the pain with all my might


It was so strange that the song matches what I was looking for at the time, and that was to find this place.

As time has gone by, the Universe was very kind to me and had given me the present – and that present was the opportunity to receive the training meditation fellowship in Thailand with Peace Revolution. Two weeks intensive training program among people from all over the world, which was guided by monks… Unbelievable! It is as if paradise is real! After meeting all the participants and found that this fellowship was created by people that are filled with love and peace, I found it go be real indeed.



On June 2013, Twenty-nine participants from different countries had gathered in the beautiful place called a sanctuary, Yoi Noi Island. Different cultures, dissimilar backgrounds and languages didn’t matter – meditation united us. Everyone of us came to this retreat with different goals and expectation but we all ended up with true happiness and joy.



As the first session begins, I understood the monk's saying --- “there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way”. It is the way of being happy in each minute of life and to accept everything no matter what ---this retreat helped me to rediscover, review and, at last, retreat myself and my fellow participants immensely, it was the deepest and the most memorable experience I have ever had. The Soft-Spoken and Kind monks' guidances had helped me to understand my life clearer and I am now more focused.  I realize that there is no need for all the dramas, high expectations, or always thinking about the past and the future, instead of being in the present moment!  All these has taught me that Meditation is the place where I am nothing and everything.



Peace Agent Ekaterina Kovina

Submitted on 28 Aug 2013 21:25

Anca Gliga

"I realize that there is no need for all the dramas, high expectations, or always thinking about the past and the future, instead of being in the present moment!" :) спасибо :)

Submitted on 29 Aug 2013 19:59 from Ariya App

Adriana Ramírez

Great words!!!!

Submitted on 29 Aug 2013 22:30 from Ariya App

Margarita Meri

Good, job sister! Nice to listen to your open heart talk. Keep going through the way of freedom

Submitted on 30 Aug 2013 05:11 from Ariya App

Luz López Quiroz

“there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way”.

I always thought the same thing, happiness is not what you get at the end of your way is the walking itself and experiences of everyday life, is our attitude reflected in our acting. we have been designed totally free by a beautiful divine mind so, we are able to decide how beautiful we want to enjoy our way.

Submitted on 30 Aug 2013 13:25 from Ariya App

Georgi Panayotov

Very nice words. Thank you for the support !!!

Submitted on 30 Aug 2013 17:41 from Ariya App

Miftah Hasanah

Nice words. It supports me to do meditation regularly.

Submitted on 31 Aug 2013 01:21 from Ariya App

Sezen Demirhan

Love you to share your courage with me;)

Submitted on 4 Sep 2013 17:36 from Ariya App

Ekaterina Kovina

Thank you, guys! It is very lovely to hear all that. we are one!

Submitted on 8 Sep 2013 11:52 from Ariya App

Zianya Vertiz Martinez

This are truly beautiful words and a quite inspiring story to read. Thank you so much for sharing this experience. Find the joy in your life and once it is found, spread it. I believe meditation can help us do that.

Submitted on 8 Sep 2013 12:19 from Ariya App