This winter break I’m really excited to do meditation camp with my really good friend Sharon :) We bonded over meditation last summer and it was the best thing that happened to her too. There were things that we talked a lot about and her problems were similar to mine so I took her to meditation camp so she would find her answers.
And she did. Which was gratifying to know that she could have a greater sense of internal locus of control through concentration and peace of mind.
She visited me by surprise this Thanksgiving break, which was one of the most relieving moments I had in a long time. I think we both needed to see each other, because we grew spiritually that summer, and we both found a way to relieve stress and discover ourselves in ways our superficial lifestyle couldn’t give to us.
I realized more and more that Buddhism is my strength and my weakness. It teaches the virtues that I lack but also the virtues make me want to be a better person through gratitude. I don’t know how different my life would be without Buddhism or meditation, and probably for Sharon too.