A rhapsody of life

Edith Arath/ psychotherapist/Mexico City, Mexico

Not all people practice the method to completion, because they just want to relieve stress and become relaxed to return to the routine to fit into the status quo… Some practice it to solve the very fundamental question about their existence. Some encounter with this meditation as they have a constant thirst, a constant hunger, for a real and true meaning to the life.

“Who am I? The moment I am breathing, I say that I live, but what for? I call this body ‘me’ and see the world through the body. From birth, one continuously ages and is constantly threatened by death. Then, is this all?” These questions led me to an intense search. As so many people write and discuss about their knowledge and experiences, I also thought I knew a lot from studying science, religion, and mysticism.

I studied psychology and graduated with honors. It does not mean that I was smart but I learned by questioning a lot. I worked as a psychotherapist. I worked as a therapist for other therapists for 26 years. I explored in thanatology, logotherapy, tantrism, and arts; and other disciplines that aimed at finding one’s self. I had attained answers and valuable experiences here and there. I also had a good family life; I had three children, an excellent husband and exceptional parents.
Like a saying that water does not quench your thirst but intensifies it, everything in my life was just a dream: I lived in my dream. I now KNOW it through the meditation.

One day, I left everything behind and embarked on a three-year journey. While I was traveling alone to share my experiences for three years, I found many methods that awakened my intuition and developed my knowledge. I had called it the PATHWAY OF HEART. I traveled around South and Central America and learned dynamic meditation practices. I regarded myself as a searcher.

But then, someone approached me with a brochure. From the brochure, I could see the map to my journey. It had a map, a map finally! I had taken many paths and learned so much information. But ironically, the solution was throwing away. It was a map to solve my questions that I had yearned for answering. It was a paradox … The solution was not adding, but throwing away … Another paradox was that you were not finding the answers from the world. The answers should have been found within me, but nobody had told me how to find the answers…

If you have similar experiences with mine, this meditation method is the “treasure map.” I now live with full of gratitude for not only having quenched the thirst for myself, but also being filled with great treasures. I have found true happiness within. I now know the truth, the life, and the real meaning of all creations.