I work as an architect and meditation has helped me a lot in my professional work with my attention and handling stress effectively.Marta – Croatian yogini & friend of our “SYMN” family
The experience of self realization through the Sahaja Yoga technique has set me on an evolutionary path I have sensed my whole life.
I can say I am a Seeker type of girl.
Truth, meaning, and evolution were always important themes in my life. It was hard for me to have a spiritual or religious practice that is discriminating.
Sahaja Yoga had finally embodied my eternal seeking.
I was that kid that asked our priest impossible questions.
The feeling of freedom was the most important emotion that kept me coming to free sahaja yoga meditation classes because I could learn the technique but also verify it experimentally and discriminate what I’ve felt, at the same time and it didn’t offer only one result.
At liberty to completely explore my existence and gain inner wisdom, some of long-time issues regarding fears, traumas, and attention, had cleared out. The best thing about it is that I forgot I’d even had them and I was able enjoy the Present.
I had started to enjoy Mother Nature immensely and recognize true beauty around me. Life had become real and palpable.
It is not perfect but it is real. In all the years practicing it was always hard to explain to somebody What a Meditation Really is ?!
I would say that it is something like starting to practice for a marathon but you didn’t even know you had legs. So, first you attain a new ability and with practice you start to enjoy your progress at your own pace and you are your only competition.
Even if you think you could not meditate, as many of my friends say, just give it a try few times and maybe you’ll get a new pair of ‘legs’ ?
Sahaja yoga also spreads collectively all over the world and in that manner we have met Paula and Carmela in Selce where we had some amazing meditations on the sandy beach ..
and shared extraordinary meals prepared by Carmela.
Paula and Carmela are based in Burlington and are part of Burlington Halton sahaja yoga family that offers free courses as well.
Carmela is native to Selce but lives in Canada.
I have also attended class during my week in Malta where I’ve met Yulia and her husband in an extraordinary meeting with few yogis but strong meditation. I really like Malta and have wished to live there. It is a perfect combination of Italian, Arab and English influence. And I have meditated on the cliffs there. I have no proof because my friend took selfies while I’ve meditated. That was in 2016. and sadly Dwejra Azure Window is no longer there but it was amazing place to visit. I’ve been to Malta in 2009 and 2016.
I have traveled in Africa to Egypt in 2008, with my friends for almost a month. It is a beautiful country with great spices and cuisine. Best breakfast I’ve ever had was in a small place in Dahab. We ordered English breakfast and reordered it few more times in half an hour. The food was ok but the man that kept that place was super nice with a big smile. We were there during Ramadan and the serenity and hospitality was felt greatly. We had a feast with the locals in Cairo and the sweets they had were amazing. There is a similar kind of shop with Turkish delights in Zagreb with best baklava ever. Come and try it! Well, love for me does go through stomach but it stays on the top of my head (yes as a yogini my attention never leaves my crown – Sahasrara chakra) 🙂
I also love to cook and travel and I am a Star Trek fan.
I work as an architect and meditation has helped me a lot in my professional work with my attention and handling stress effectively.
It has also shifted my perspective to climate change impact in cities and I am currently studying more sustainable ways for future habitat in the cities.
A more holistic and collective approach to life isn’t option any more but a necessity.
Note: Marta is from Croatia yet she became one with our Canadian “Halton Sahaj Family here” as we share the same wonderful sister yoginis – Paula (in the centre of the photo above among other Croatian yogini sisters and her mom Carmella. Marta often visits our blog and Paula is always telling us “sahaj stories” from Croatia. We are blessed to belong to such a wide network of true Seekers growing into Sahaja Yogis that together create a Global Enlightened Family 🙂
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