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Retreat feedback: Andrey Emelianchik

Retreat feedback21.10.2018

Life has ceased to satisfy me. All kinds of entertainment I knew about became boring and meaningless. I found happiness in simple things: taking a walk, biking, playing with my daughter. But these provided only temporary comfort. While I was watching my daughter, I realized that children could find happiness in anything, for them it was that simple. I wanted to experience and learn the same, that’s why I joined this course. All in all, I got what I wanted. I learned how to enter the state of existence or the present moment easily.

In addition to that, physical exercises relieved my body from various aches and sores. Most of them are gone, the rest of them will hopefully disappear very soon. I reassessed my relationships with the relatives, friends and my wife. When I return home I will try to communicate lighter — without any egoistic expectations and needs, and without elevating myself over others. I’m not sure if I felt the present moment that’s deep, but I did see something that one could say was a simple life. I saw it in very ordinary things.

I noticed that I want to be by the countryside and away from everyday hustle more often. And that’s what I will do.
There was a feeling of joy and even some energy bursts for a couple of days. But on the last day, I got really tired. It wasn’t about the course, because we didn’t have any physical exercises. This fatigue run during the years of hustling and lack of sleep. I realized that if I waste my time on a rat race, earning money, respect, and recognition, my life will simply go by. I will try not to let this happen.

I became kinder and more relaxed. Although on the last day I felt the resistance again. Hopefully it’s just temporary. I’m not sure what to do next, because the current process hasn’t finished yet — the physical and mental cleansing is still happening.

There’s a feeling that I need to work on something. I think I still need to do some practices once I return. I also realised what my mind is capable of. So the fight with it continues. Although it is said that you have to give up, I’m not too sure how to do it correctly. The knowledge I received should be able to help me in this. I will do my best to interest others by my example.

I became kinder and more relaxed. Although on the last day I felt the resistance again. Hopefully, it’s just temporary. I’m not sure what to do next, because the current process hasn’t finished yet — the physical and mental cleansing is still happening.

There’s a feeling that I need to work on something. I think I still need to do some practices once I return. I also realized what my mind is capable of. So the fight with it continues. Although they say that you have to give up, I’m not too sure how to do it correctly. The knowledge I received should be able to help me in this. I will do my best to interest others by my example.

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