I love this pic of South Coast Vedic Meditators Keels and Kyle. These guys were in the year below me at Kiama High School and came to learn to meditate 2 years ago now. In that time they’ve added another baby to their crew, growing to a family on 5.
Kyle says “I approached meditation with the goal of reducing stress. During the first day with Kate it was clear that this wasn’t the only benefit I would gain. Through meditation I glimpsed a part of my mind I didn’t know existed. A quiet place that was essentially me. These glimpses can be fleeting, but knowledge of its existence provides constant comfort to me. Kate explains that the world is a stimulating but hectic place. It provides stimulation and excitement. I will not find quietness and contentment in an enduring form if I only focus my attention outward. These quiet, blissful qualities reside in each of us and, with practice, we can access them and change our lives.
I have never considered myself spiritual but meditation has been a gateway to more expansive views on life, consciousness and the world, which I am continuing to explore. I don’t always meditate twice a day, some days I don’t meditate at all. But it has become an essential part of my life.”