This month started with a challenge. I was determined to do random acts of kindness and blog post as often as possible. The plan was simple and it all started beautifully. (The Plan is Still On)
It’s so exciting to try out a new project as life conspires to help you. Allow me to digress,if you are a regular reader of this blog. You know that reading is my secret obsession. I love books. I love to read. Anyway, it was in one of my books Soul Power that I came across the Nairobi Meditation Center.
The author explained how she loved her visit to Nairobi. How the meditation center calmed her. And the impeccable timing she found herself in Nairobi. Like most of my friends, we didn’t know there was a meditation center in our country. Frankly, the thought had never crossed our minds in any way.
As I read the book, something in me was growing and tugging at my stomach. I had to find the meditation center. And the search commenced. Thankfully, one of my good friends managed to trace it. The center is literally by the road side, somewhere I have passed by countless times but have never even noticed it.
With excitement, we went with my friend to the center to ”check it out”. And we were not disappointed. We were informed we had to go through a 3 day course to prepare us for the meditation process. At this point, I didn’t understand why I needed a course, more so a 3 day course. I am well read or so I thought.
To cut a long story short, I enrolled for the course this week. And the experience has been very humbling, the more you know the more you know you don’t know. Thankfully my teacher is such a beautiful soul and her knowledge is just inspiring.
I set out this month in a path I thought was best for me. Seems the universe had other ideas. I have started a very important journey as my teacher likes to say. It’s a journey of self discovery.
Granted, some people will not understand this. Some of my friends can’t believe am spending evenings in a “meditation center”. But, anyway that’s life. Every one has their time.
When the student is ready, the teacher arrives. One of the most important questions you will ask yourself at some point in life is “Who I Am?”
Which interestingly my teacher says, knowing oneself is a gift. Something that all should strive to get.
Have you ever been to a meditation center? Do you meditate?
Well, the way I see it, this will be one interesting journey