Path to true happiness

Irene Rojas Acevedo / Medical Technologist / Chile

I am a medical technologist and thought my life had been good. I have two daughters, Francisca and Soledad, and my partner Emilio.

I always wanted to connect with God. I also asked for a divine help to be a better being. I had a very bad personality and got easily mad. The dark side of me often sprouted, also. That’s why I had participated in meditation groups but my self did not improve much.

I liked being alone and did not want to socialize with people who did not share my ideas. This got me into trouble at work, causing many enemies. My family couldn’t be easy with me and I became distant from my relatives. I wrapped myself with a shield so that I could always do what I wanted. I was whimsical, self-centered and selfish, and I kept a lot of anger about people and situations. I thought that I was a victim of everything.

I always put a wall between me and others. I was full of complaints and uncompromising with others. It bothered me when they were not in tune with me.

One day, my mom gave me a brochure of this meditation and I decided to try it for a month.

Now the road has been lasting longer than I planned. And at each level, like layers of onion, I peeled off my false mind and discovered the motivations of my mind. I have come to understand where all such things like my behavior, values and desires came from.

In this meditation, I’ve noticed this: I lived thinking that I was at the center of the universe, that everything should be as it was determined, and that my life was perfect because I controlled and decided everything. It was important to me to do everything I wanted. If others didn’t like me, I dismissed them from my life. So, not only did many people suffer, but all around me were bothered. Being aware of all of these, now I feel more strongly that I should continue meditating to change all these aspects.

Since I started this meditation, my family relationships have improved. I can be more understandable with my loved ones and I manage to get close to them truly. Harmony and communication with my family have improved because I learned how to act and think for others.

At my work, I have also become more tolerant for my colleagues. I am able to establish a better communication with them and became more harmonious as I am more flexible and listen to others. Thus, my work efficiency has also improved.

Rather than caring for my interests only, I get to think calmly and resolve things more peacefully.
My daughters have noticed these changes and one of them decided to meditate and went to Korea to meditate in the main center.
Now I smile and laugh a lot more than before. My energy has brightened and I am really happy.

Thank you for the meditation that has brought me happiness.