I’m about to do one of the craziest things in my life. 😉 It’s time to put all the theoretical knowledge of emotional and spiritual intelligence I’ve gained through teachers and by doing research, into practise. For the next 10 days, I will be focusing on being present and accepting things the way they are.
I’m highly fascinated about Buddhism and body mind connection. As I cannot travel to India right now, what better way to discover more about myself and the ancient technique of Vipassana than here in South Africa. The timing is perfect as I am about to close some chapters in my life and opening new ones. I feel like it is time to reflect and ask myself, what is my next vision and purpose. Also, I am hoping to develop my weaknesses…
I also love to challenge myself. 10 days sitting still, without any devices, communication and connection with other people, doing sports or dinner is definitely making this one of the biggest challenges of my life so far. Can’t wait to see how I feel after!
“Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.”
Let my personal Eat Pray Love journey go on the next level (this is the same thing Liz did in India).
PS. Vipassana courses are taught all around the world. I think closest centre to Finland is somewhere in Sweden… The course is donation based which means it is anything but commercial. Many people keep coming back, I’ve read about people who have been going for 15 years.