When I started meditating over 20 years ago it was because I wanted to cope with life in a better way. The opposite happened. I was confronted with myself in a way that made me confused, angry and depressed. I was an idiot, a zero a slave and a zombie with only resistance on his way. There was no one who wanted me good because everyone including myself survived on their ego. I stopped meditating. Meditation did not work for me, just like with everybody else who had tried.
It was not until I moved to another country and continued to experience the same experiences, that I started meditating again and this time with the help of a spiritual guide. With her smiling on the sidelines, I went further and deeper than I had ever done with meditation. I went through the dark night of the soul. Now I’m working as a transformational guide. Guiding people through their river of change.
Meditation together with my youngest son. Teaching your child to meditate does not mean that the child has to sit still for half an hour or more. 3 to 5 minutes is enough, also for adults. It is up to the child if it wants to sit longer than that. The challenge is to have a routine. For example, in the evening before bedtime after you have read a book together. Use simple techniques like a short breathing meditation with focus on the heart. Techniques that the child can also use during the day, such as before a test at school. In this way, the child will learn that meditation is something that can be useful for the rest of their lives. Studies show meditation can aid in controlling episodes of ADHD, PTSD, and depression. According to Carolyn Williams-Orlando, PhD., “In clinical practice, many children benefit from learning meditation, including those with autism, trauma, anxiety, and attentional, behavioural, or depressive conditions.” (Williams-Orlando, 2013).