The journey of two people in search of the Truth
by Joost Boekhoven.
"I resort to Gem's story at times of inner unrest,
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Winter, First Moon, all fingers' day
"Master, I would like so much to learn meditation."
"Certainly Gem, I'll be happy to teach you," he answered kindly. "But you know that it is a serious thing, to learn meditation?"
"I'll be very serious, Master."
My teacher looked at me for a while without speaking. His gaze was probing now, grave. But behind it I felt the beginning of a smile.
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Our meditations are wonderful. Such peace I feel, such happiness...
Sometimes we meditate for more than an hour. Sometimes I continue after my teacher has stopped. My back aches, my feet sleep and my knees hurt so much that afterwards I can't walk for a while. But it's worth it!
The first time that we did meditation together I will always remember. I was lifted up beyond the sky, beyond the stars, to a place where there was only love. For the first time in ten, fifteen harvests, I stopped criticising myself all the time.
My feeling of relief was indescribable. The rest of the day I didn't say a word. I couldn't concentrate on anything. I drifted in bliss. I stared into the distance all the time and just smiled.
My Master told me later that he, too, smiled the whole day.