Exactly one year ago I was sitting in front of this computer, starring at the white screen and thinking what to write about in my very first Blog. I had the feeling that a fantastic journey is about to start and I also thought it must be important to track it down. Still, I was full of fear and scepticism at that time. Something totally new came up to me and I was still not sure if it was a good thing or just a delusion. You know, like those fruits from supermarket that look perfectly shaped and shiny to blow your eyes but with no taste at all? I was affraid of something like that.
One year after I am so grateful I listened that voice in my heart and took the call.
Last September, my mind was like a wild garden. With nice flowers but still, randomly bloomed. And with many, many weeds impeding the flowers to grow and blossom. During these 26 weeks, we learned how to better direct our thoughts, how to take care of our garden. We meticulously cleaned the garden from the weeds, prepared the soil and watered the flowers. It was not always easy. In fact, it was a hell of a challenge where we had to get acknowledge of every single weed in the garden. We had to search for their roots and try to get them out from there. Those plants – our thoughts, the world within – are creating the garden in which we live – the world without.
You become what you think about it. Or, to express it in a different way: what you think about and the way you think about something, leads your actions and shapes your reality.
But where all those thoughts are coming from? And why they are charged with different feelings and beliefs? Why a thought can made someone move a mountain while remaining inert when passing to another individual mind?
The answer is in the gap between the thoughts. When your mind is silent, your heart is talking. Researches have proven that there is a constant exchange of information between the mind and the gut – the solar plexus. Furthermore, there is more information comming from the gut to the brain than the other way around. That’s how thoughts are originated and that’s why the meditation is so powerful. It helps you align your thoughts with your feelings. It helps you translate your feelings and your desires. It helps you understand your true dharma so you can live the life YOU want and not the life expected from you. All that, if you are brave enough to get out from conformity.
But, the most important, it allows you to get surrounded by your true essence. That’s the gold inside: your true essence. “Once you see that gold, the armor and the concrete will never satisfy you again”. Just love the supplement of the week 1 about the Golden Buddha. It had a huge impact on me last year, when I saw it for the first time. And it still has the same impact on me now 🙂
My promise and my challenge for this second year of MKE, is to get more close to my true essence. To take the golden out from the cement. After learning how to control and drive the thoughts, it is time to silent them so I can listen what my feelings have to tell me.