Words of Wisdom from our Students
The following comments have been transcribed from the end of term recorded feedback of our students in different classes, yet they all speak of a common experience – that of happiness, peacefulness, acceptance and wisdom.
I am happier, more accepting of myself and others, calmer & more forgiving; I feel like I have rediscovered the care-freeness of my youth I feel fearless, I have no worries. When negative ideas pop up, I don’t engage in them. I don’t need to win arguments or to retaliate.
Life has become much easier and other people notice the big change in me I live much more in the present; my mind is steadier.
I know that my happiness is within and does not depend on the actions of others.
I have learned how to deal with the surprises of life in a calmer way; I now realize I need to free myself – there is no one else who is responsible.
I am more plugged in, I had no idea I could learn so much
There is a new harmony with my spouse and children; I am far less judgmental. I am at ease with everyone.
I am more patient with my patients; I can now leave my job behind when I come home I love these classes, I love the company and I have decided to continue no matter what.
I thought I knew all this stuff; I have now discovered that this is the door to everything there is to know I am no longer distracted by things which are superficial.
You told me to ‘let it go’ and I really heard you; I realize that the pain was all about attachment
The biggest thing I learned is that I am not my emotions; my emotional reactions have led me down painful paths in the past.
I don’t want to spend another year of my life smiling – to cover the pain I always had spiritual knowledge but never practiced; thanks to these classes I now put what I know into practice.
I understand that happiness comes from living in the present
I realize that criticism is a form of hatred; I also love being in the company of so many individuals who are on the same path I used to be a wise child.
When I grew older, I lost myself and became trapped in the past. I now feel that I have reconnected with myself, let go of the past and rediscovered my happiness
What keeps me coming back? Whenever I come to the class, the experience is of being at home – this is where I belong.
When I leave, I feel light and am filled with light
Each term a few new tools are added to my toolbox; I love myself, my life and my duties more than ever before.
From the time I wake up, I practice this teaching – it is fun and joyful I have a steadfastness without any kind of attachment; things tend to fall into place now I am beginning to see how the three paths intersect – knowledge, devotion and action.
I used to be a perfectionist; now I see the perfection in everything and it is effortless
This course is a key to happiness I am so very grateful for many things, especially the pure love that permeates the space we occupy here. It is genuine, I see it, I feel it and I can return it. It is truly wonderful I really enjoy the unfolding of every day; I used to always be worried about the future. Then I suddenly realized, “What if all this is here just for our enjoyment?”
Listening to everyone, I realize how unique this company is.
I never used to want to belong, but I love belonging to this group of people – we all come together to better ourselves
This teaching is so rich and it is structured so beautifully; it is also very practical.
I trust the teaching and the teacher – seeing discipline as a way to freedom has been revolutionary for me
The biggest gift for me this term is the appreciation of meditation and the steadiness, patience and tolerance it brings. I have also learned to take more time for myself
The pause has helped me slow down; I feel more connected to myself and more grounded.
I have never felt so good in my life I have a bigger perspective on life and what I see is amazing
Unimportant things have lost their power over me; I can focus more easily and let go of a lot of feelings that are not useful
I have learned that love is limitless, priceless and that it is inclusive I had a critical mind; criticizing myself and others – believing that nobody should make mistakes.
I notice those hard edges are becoming softer, I am more accepting.
I have learned to go backstage whenever I see the peacefulness is missing; recoup and come back refreshed
This class is an eye opener; I know myself better, like myself better, I am aware of my surroundings – I really notice things, every day is wonderful.
What I learn here is 50% of the work, the other half is my own practice I have fallen in love again – with the whole world
I see this class like scuba diving; the deeper you dive, the more amazing it gets
The sense of the emotional, intellectual and psychological empowerment is enormously helpful to me; the best thing is that it is within me and independent of anything else I enjoy being where I am and with whom I am; I am more tolerant, more accepting at work and see myself as an altogether much happier person
I am aware of my own inner wisdom even though I may not always listen to it; I catch myself when I get angry and it passes quickly.
I am much calmer in high pressure situations because I am present and accepting of the situation I am more in control of my feelings and therefore my life; I don’t hold grudges – I am happier
This has been an amazing journey over the last four years; I can really see the changes in myself.
When I remain still, problems seem to dissolve.
It is so good to be here
My powers of observation have truly refined; I feel wonderful when I don’t react to people’s insulting behavior and continue to remain open and loving toward them
I don’t have expectations of the people around me and so I appreciate them more