[Bayside Meditation] Now, There Is Nonstop Laughter In Our House Instead Of Arguments

Now, There Is Nonstop Laughter In Our House Instead Of Arguments

Yoon, Ha-eun / Self-employed

One day, Ha-eun Yun came to a realization that his thinking, habits and attitudes remained the same as time passed and circumstances changed. He started to question this fixed pattern, whether this is the right way to live as a father, a husband and a son. Through meditation, Ha-eun looked for solutions to his concerns.  This is the story of how his thinking, habits, family relationships and life transformed over the years of practicing meditation.

Can I continue to live like this? Questions that struck suddenly

I manage an outdoor sportswear store in Gumi and have a daughter who is in elementary school. There was an event at my daughter’s kindergarten a few years ago. After the event, all the cars started to leave the school one by one. They had the option to go in a different direction but all the cars proceeded to follow the car in front, one after another. I was thinking to myself, ‘I should go in another direction,’ yet, I started to unconsciously follow the car in front of me also.

At that moment, a sudden realization struck, that I had been following the same path as other people throughout my entire life.  Looking back, there wasn’t much difference between the present and my 20’s; I thought it was the same.  I did adjust to changing circumstances and environments but my thoughts, habits and attitudes were the same.  As I thought about how to live as a father, a husband and a son, I began to contemplate on the inner self.  

Beginning Meditation, I came to know what my ‘mind’ (inner self) is, and my questions were answered

The following day, I searched for meditation on the internet. With some doubt and curiosity, I started going to the local center. Since I lived a life without trusting anyone, I think I attended the sessions at the center for the purpose of exploring in the beginning. As I continued to practice meditation, I was able to reflect on what ‘mind’ was, why I lived with burden and pain, and why I lived in constant struggle and dissatisfaction.

I realized that there is true mind and false mind within oneself.  The reason for all the suffering was because I lived with a false mind instead of true mind. False mind is like pictures I have taken in my life that acts like a computer program controlling my ideas and habits. For instance, I realized what had caused me to distrust people as I practiced meditation and I was able to truly change that and I started to trust others around me.

The painful delusion disappeared by abandoning my false mind

It was recess time in the second grade of elementary school. My friend threw dirt at me on the playground so I did the same in retaliation. But the teacher witnessed only my action and scolded me, not both of us.  After recess, I was made to kneel down and raise both my hands in the empty playground as a punishment. I tried to explain that it was my friend who started the fight but the teacher wouldn’t hear any of it.

The resentment, hate and unhappiness I felt towards the teacher made me cry nonstop. I realized then and there that I have no one to turn to in this world. Since the incident, I shut myself off from the world and lived constantly checking on how others think about me.

It was difficult to go through daily life with delusions and anxiety, worrying about the future and regretting what I’ve done in the past. I even worked in an assembly line at a monitor producing company to see if it would be better to focus on physical labor but it didn’t help. Once I got used to the work, my anxiety and thoughts never ceased in my mind. But after discarding those through meditation, they disappeared. Concentration increased when the false minds, which are the cause of delusion, disappeared.

I feel sorry and ashamed to my precious family, since I’m the one who did the most wrong to them

There have been many changes in my social life. There are customers who I’ve had unpleasant encounters with while doing business. In the past, I avoided similar looking people when they walked into the store that reminded me of past incidents. I would also make preconceived judgment according to ‘pictures,’ categorizing customers into ones who buy and one who don’t buy.  Now that mind is gone and since I treat each customer without judgements, my sales have greatly improved.

Right now, my mother, wife and daughter are also meditating. One time, my mother asked her granddaughter, “Mom and dad are not fighting these days?” and she said, “They don’t fight anymore after practicing meditation.” When I overheard what was said, I felt really bad about the fights.

Now that I look back, my wife and I fought a lot, really about nothing. We argued about small things, this and that. In my mind, I was always right and was comforted by the fact that other people lived the same way as us. After practicing meditation, I realized that I hurt the people I cared about the most. Nowadays, instead of fighting and yelling, my house is full of laughter. I am very blessed and happy.


Source: www.meditationlife.org

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[Bayside Meditation] Better Sleep Meditation

Unwinding from a busy, stressful day can be difficult for many due to the ‘MIND’ racing from countless thoughts leading to worries and heightened anxiety, in turn affecting your sleep cycle. Wouldn’t it be a relief to sleep with ease and without the aide of an electronic device? Let’s end this vicious cycle now.

 Better Sleep Meditation to the Rescue!  Relax and drift into dreamland. This guided meditation session will give your mind a rest, feeling refreshed and recharged for the next day. Your brain will thank you.

The one moment in our day that we hope for serenity is bedtime, however most of us continue to overthink the day trying to solve problems for the future. Unfortunately, excessive worrying and overthinking disrupts your sleep making it difficult to have clarity. There is no button to push to deactivate our thoughts, but with the help of guided meditation we can learn how to be free of these false thoughts and live in the real world free of stress, pain and worries.

Sleep is essential for our health and well-being. However, many of us don’t get an adequate amount of sleep due to external factors resulting in problems such as daytime sleepiness, poor decision-making, interference with learning and accidents.

 “Meditation  brings a sustained hypometabolic state termed as relaxation response and helps in sleep initiation. Similarly, meditation techniques help to regulate the blood flow to the executive regions of the brain during sleep.”  (Meditation and its role on regulatory sleep, Herbort Benson)

As an early riser I strive to maintain a consistent sleep schedule, however reality kicks in. Once my head hits the pillow my mind starts racing a mile a minute. I keep replaying the day, overthinking what I could have done, and worry about what I should do for the following day. I try to avoid these thoughts by scrolling through social media or watch a movie which in turn has been more of a disadvantage. I wake up feeling more anxious than the night before negatively impacting my day. I felt hopeless until I tried the sleep meditation. After the first guided sleep meditation I began to feel lighter, more relaxed aiding to a deep restful sleep.

This meditation integrates a full mind and body meditation method. The purpose is to escape from our mind world and live in the true world freely and peacefully. People are trapped in their own mind world, which is composed of their life lived thoughts and habits. These cause stress and anxiety affecting our daily life.

To obtain better sleep and live stress free “we need to discard our body and mind and be reborn as one’s real body and mind.”

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[Bayside Meditation] The Effect of Meditation

Transformation : the Effect of Meditation

People ask me if “human completion” is possible in reality, to which I tell them it has already been realized and that many people have already become complete. When people cast off their heavy burdens, not only do they become healthier because they are no longer stressed, they become saints. It is currently an age when anyone can become a saint.

An excerpt from Stop Living In This Land. Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness. Live There Forever.
What is the indication that a person’s minds have actually been discarded? It is a change.

The fruits of enlightenment show through the changes one experiences. Woo Myung once said that meditation causes changes in one’s life and that it is also life-changing. A person’s consciousness changes when he discards his minds, and it is only when one’s consciousness changes that it is possible for a person to fundamentally change.

The initial changes one experiences are usually superficial or external such as improved health, sounder sleep, or better attention and focus. However, there are deeper and more profound changes that come during the course of meditation, such as spiritual growth and expansion of one’s consciousness towards the consciousness of the Universe. Practitioners of the meditation often speak of their experiences in a matter-of-fact way, but the changes they go through are ones that tear down barriers and bridge gaps between ages, generations, and cultures; the kind of deep inner changes that allow people to gain peace, warmth, gentleness, and compassion, become liberated from their hurts and conflicts, be reconciled with their enemies.

Most people who practice the meditation were not looking for spiritual growth or expansion of their consciousness when they first began; the majority was simply looking to unload some of the baggage from their minds and become a little more peaceful and happy. While this happens naturally along the way, people experience joy and surprise as they gain the enlightenment that they are the Universe and experience their consciousness expanding – a change that they neither expected nor thought possible. Furthermore, they gain enlightenments about where we come from, why we live and where we go after we die. The result of these enlightenments is they naturally begin to live lives that reflect these realizations about the Universe, nature, wisdom, and nature’s flow; lives that are in essence lived for others without even the thought or the mind that they are doing so.

The method of Woo Myung’s meditation is also a process of deep and truthful introspection. This introspection provides the basis for enlightenment and change. Those who are bound to their minds and bodies cannot possibly know that the mind and body are one, as are all people, the world and one’s self, and life and death. This is because they believe their bodies and minds – the size and form of their selves – to be everything.

The meditation method guides people to discard their bodies and minds, so that they can be enlightened that they are the infinite and eternal Universe. Becoming the Universe and living reborn as the Universe is the next step, which happens through a combination of discarding through sitting and action meditation. Woo Myung included action meditation for a number of different reasons; not only does it help the process of discarding the body, it also teaches us how to live with nature’s flow, how to live with others, how to be humble and considerate of others, and how to live with wisdom.

Each and every person is the Universe. It is possible for anyone to recover their original nature that is the Universe, which is the foundation on which the greatest dream of mankind rests – for all people to become one and live happily in peaceful coexistence.

The method of human completion is discarding one’s body and mind and being reborn with one’s real body and mind. Perhaps this is why this meditation is so popular. Seeing so many people find true freedom, it makes me feel that I have done my work in the world.
– Woo Myung
This meditation transcends the boundaries of all religions. The meditation will elevate the human mind to the highest level of existence, the level of divinity. That is where peace is, the element that is meant to control the universe. Once we achieve a permanent peace we can give it to others.
– Charles Mercieca President of UN-NGO, International Assiciation of Educators for World Peace

source : Woomyung.com

[Bayside Meditation] Finding Hope Within with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams

Meditation for Healing and Change
With Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Saturday June 13, 4pm EDT

We, as a country, stand at a crossroads: looking back at the path worn down by separation, and forward at the yet-uncharted trail to a brighter future, where we acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters. We invite you to a special meditation with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams – a long-time meditator and outspoken advocate for change – in service of finding peace, strengthening our resilience, and building the world we know is possible.