#Meditation dismantled my life and gave me nothing (?)
Approx 3 years back I did a ten-day course on meditation technique called Vipassana. You stay away from the day-to-day life, you abstain from eating after midday; you are not allowed to speak or have physical contact with anyone for 10 days. No mobile phone, no laptop, no pen & paper, no television and importantly wake up at 4:00 am.
Was it worth? Yes, definitely. (was free too, no charges for stay/food)
Will I do it again? Probably, No. (I have tasted the nectar)
Life was rebooted
I have been a curious child (though not that good in exam scores). And after this journey, I felt that it was a hard reset or reboot to my life. I continued to be curious, but this time the questions were different. It was time to look at the things the way they are.
Life was dismantled
I never had such a huge disruption of thoughts in my mind. Most of my unanswered questions were answered and there was also a huge set of newly born questions too. When you understand the law of impermanence, you know exactly what matters in life. This also helped me to be more productive at work after coming back.
It gave me nothing
It technically gave me nothing, but had taken away my stress, anger, hatred and agitation. Now when I look back, I realise how the 10 day journey have impacted my actions over the years and helped me develop my thought process, and helped being more wise at decision making.
“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.” ― Philip K. Dick