I was always looking for something. Something seemed to be missing from my life, and I often felt a sadness that came from I didn’t know where.
I read a lot of self-help books and undertook many suggestions for healthy eating and exercise, but still felt lacking. Someone suggested meditation so I took up Tai Chi, a moving meditation. I tried sitting meditation many times, but I could never settle for long.
One day at a low point in my life, I walked into a bookshop in the city, looking for a book that might offer me insight into my life’s problems. As I was browsing the shelves a book literally fell off the shelf into my hand. It was The Bliss of Freedom by Master Charles. It looked interesting, so I bought it.
Once home I eagerly started reading. At the back of the book there was information about meditating while listening to music created by Master Charles. I decided to give it a go and phoned up and ordered.
Once I listened to those cassette tapes, meditation came easy and I could not stop.
My facilitator encouraged me to come and experience a retreat with Master Charles. That first night with Master Charles was such an awesome experience, especially receiving his blessing during the greeting.
I walked back to my cabin with newly-made friends and we were laughing together and falling over. We were drunk on love -- such was the impact of our experience.
After that beginning 18 years, ago I attended every program when Master Charles came to Australia and also many programs at the Sanctuary in Virginia, including serve study for several weeks and the Teacher Certification Training. Also I was privileged to be with Master Charles in India.
It hasn’t been all blissful, there have been big upheavals at times especially after Mumbai, but always Master Charles’ love and support and guidance was there along the way and, over the years, I moved more and more away from sadness and into love and peace.
My life now is full of happiness and love, and I am forever grateful to have Master Charles in my life.