6/13/2020, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined our online event “Finding Hope Within” via Zoom, about 200 people joined this session from Worldwide!
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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
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.
This restorative guided meditation will offer a simple tool to release the images and stress accumulated in the mind. As we clear out those images, naturally the body can return to a state of peace, and the mind can be clear and focused. This meditation series is particularly for those in the health and essential industries, working long days in uncomfortable equipment, facing unique battles unknown to others. We honor you and we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
This soothing meditation will begin with a guided practice to gently let go of any thoughts or worries in the mind, followed by a progressive relaxation technique to ease tension in the body and drift into a restful night’s sleep.
Written by Nicky Tait
During this period of change and uncertainty, I think it’s more important than ever to make sure we’re not only taking care of our own mental health, but also caring for the mental health of our children. I remember pretty vividly what it was like to be a child; the big emotions, the fear, the difficulty expressing myself, and many times feeling like a prisoner to it all. Don’t get me wrong, I had some pretty outstanding moments as a kid growing up in the beautiful, lush nature of Hawaii island, but even in a tropical paradise, you can only get so far until your mind catches up with you. I was a very imaginative, joyful, and creative child, but on the other side of the personality coin was a lot of sadness, worry, and fear.
I had trouble sleeping for much of my childhood, along with pretty crippling social anxiety. Incidences that other kids seemed to be able to just brush off stuck with me for months and sometimes years. I remember one time hearing about how one of my brother’s friends killed a chameleon after school one day just for fun, and it made me so angry and sad and scared. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why someone would do such a thing. I knew his friend grew up in a pretty rough home environment and got into a lot of fights at our school, but still it was so unsettling and disturbing to me to imagine such a senseless act of violence. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it, and I didn’t even know how to talk to anyone about it.
There were many instances like this throughout my childhood, where I felt so disturbed and upset from something I heard, or read, or saw, usually at school, but also just from things that I saw on TV, or witnessed hanging out with my older brothers and their friends. The thing is, sometimes we just don’t know what our children are experiencing, and can overlook the amount of stress and anxiety they are carrying with them because we’re just not sure what questions to ask or how to ask them. I know for me, I went for much of my life keeping all of this anxiety and sadness locked away in a deep part of myself that I didn’t feel safe talking about with anyone, even my own family. Sometimes we just need a non-biased opinion and a practice to help us let go of this accumulated stress in a safe and fun way.
Cue our new Kids Meditation Program! This is exactly what our program aims to do. Help kids to relieve the stress and anxiety they are carrying in their minds using a very simple and easy to follow method. Our current guide for this program has years of experience with this meditation, and with her happy go lucky personality, she is a natural with both kids and adults alike. Let us help you, help your kids to navigate the uncertainty of this period by giving them the gift of a peaceful mind. In only 30 minutes, once a week, your child will be surprised to find what a difference meditation can make in their lives.
If you as a parent are interested in meditation or know anyone who is, we also have programs specially made for essential works, better sleep, and to help the community at large access an inner reservoir of peace and hope. If you find yourself needing more one on one attention we also offer more tailored memberships at our meditation centers across the country and globe! Don’t wait, peace is calling. Help yourself and your family today.
Writings from World Beyond World by Teacher Woo Myung