47 years ago this month, I took a meditation course and fell in love with the benefits immediately. I was calmer, had more energy, handled stress better, and much happier… It’s a long list. A few years later, I completed an extensive year-long in-residence meditation teacher training program. To do that, I had to leave my job as an industrial engineer. Talk about a life changing event!
Since then, I have been teaching people how to meditate and grow with the practice. This career shift was motivated by my love for the changes I experienced by meditating. I wanted to help others, as I had been helped, to have a much higher quality of life. Becoming a teacher was a bold move that’s had a monumental impact on my life.
In this blog post you see a picture of me with one of my meditation students – best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. I met and had the honor of instructing Wayne while I was teaching under the clinical direction of Deepak Chopra, M.D. at an Ayurvedic health center in MA. Wayne fell in love with meditation and went on to promote it to millions of his fans around the world.
Before learning to meditate in 1974, I was not in a good place mentally or emotionally. I felt trapped; not much was working in my life. There had been a tragic death in my family that turned my life upside down, and at the same time my work life was boring at best. By today’s standards, I was going through the motions of living with little direction or purpose.
Perhaps you can identify with some of these issues. Now, I realize some say, “this is the human condition, get over it.” That, in fact, was what I was led to believe growing up. Fortunately, today I’m grateful that I know better. We all deserve, and have the ability, to be in love with life – to be happy, and have passion, energy, and enthusiasm for living.
A healing transformation took place in my life, and it can for you. If you yearn for inner peace, happiness, and vibrant health, or if it feels as if something is missing in your life, I invite you to reach out to me. I’d be happy to answer any questions and discuss how I can help.