Gurumayi’s Message for 2015 has really helped me to settle into my meditation practice. I feel much more comfortable with meditation, and I’m more aware of what it really means to turn inward.
When I first received Gurumayi’s Message for 2015, I was excited and a little bit nervous—I felt that I didn’t fully understand what meditation was, and I didn’t remember having any powerful meditation experiences. However, throughout this year all that has changed. I feel a renewed inspiration to meditate, and I no longer need to distract myself with other activities during the meditation sessions in satsang; instead I am able to sit quietly and turn inward. I have learned how to bring my attention back to the mantra if my mind begins to wander. I am no longer so hard on myself when I can’t stop thinking about other things. I have learned that just sitting with the intention to meditate is a form of meditation, and I simply need to keep practicing and let myself go.
The importance of posture and breathing during meditation has become very apparent to me as well this year. Although I am still trying to find the posture that I am most comfortable with, just paying attention to my posture during meditation helps me feel more relaxed and gives me the ability to sit for a longer time. And if I become restless, I bring myself back to my breath.
By practicing Gurumayi’s Message, I am discovering the wonder that meditation can bring. I am so grateful to Gurumayi for this gift!
a fourteen-year-old Siddha Yogi from Brisbane, Australia