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How I Learned To Meditate Without Knowing It

In my early teenage life, I discovered that I had a tendency to be violent when provoked, humiliated, and heckled. Thankfully, at a young age, I was already aware that being violent was not a good behavior, that I must avoid it, and so, change myself.

In the catholic school I was studying, I learned about the virtue of temperance. At first, I didn't understand the meaning of the word, so, I researched for it. Having understood it, the next thing I had to learn was how to apply it. But I didn't know how.

Perhaps, it was instinct or something else. I turned to prayer by quieting down. What I didn't know that what I was doing was meditating.

I learned to control my temper. Whenever I felt that the violent side of me was about to overpower me, I would sneak out to a chapel; if none was around, to any quiet place. There I would feel my heart pumping furiously and warmth would crawl from the soles of my feet to the crown of my head. Tears would well around my eyes, but actually…