What difficulties and challenges have you faced in your 15-year practice of Sahaja Meditation? You spoke earlier about "highs and lows." What were the lows?
There was a particular period where I was losing focus, slacking off on my meditations — I even thought of stopping meditation altogether. It was during the first nine months, in the seventh and eighth month, maybe. I was feeling frustrated because I wasn't feeling the vibrations at all and everyone else kept talking about feeling this remarkable energy. I almost gave up for good. I took a break for a couple of weeks. Then one day, I felt a bit stressed and decided to meditate…and that was the moment of truth. I felt the energy flowing for the first time. From then onwards, I've never looked back and never felt the need to question why I needed to meditate or why it was beneficial to me to practice Sahaja Meditation.
Then, a couple of years later, my work and traveling schedule kept getting in the way of meditations; I occasionally got totally off-track. My energy centers got out of balance to the point where I could feel those old negative emotions coming back. But I managed to hang in there and I gradually got back on track. To receive the greatest benefits of Sahaja, to keep your energy balanced, you have to stay on track.
I've never found any problems with the system itself. However, I'd say that we're all different, with respect to the state of our energy centers, and each of us has to work out our own formula for continuous improvement. The good news is that there's lots of help available. Experienced Sahaja practitioners are very forthcoming and friendly and ready to help. You just have to be willing to stick it out in order to reap the benefits.
What do you attribute those problems to?
Oh, I think the problems that I've faced are typical. We live in a world filled with constant distractions and it's easy to lose focus.
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