Meditation helped her reconcile with her son and regain her health!
This sharing is from Busan Songjeong Bodhi Meditation Center, Korea – Yixi story:
At the beginning of 2006, my marriage hit a rough patch. Since then, I became full of resentment towards my ex-husband. Harboring grudges over extended periods resulted in my body seemingly obstructed - my abdomen felt as stiff as a rock.
In addition, while my son was learning to talk, I was away from home in Korea to make a living, with hardly any time to personally nurture him. My son hated my regular absence during his growing-up period but I felt most wronged. I had left home to earn money to provide for him, how could he not understand, and blame me instead?
My physical fragility and spiritual torment often made me want to end my life, but the thought of my elderly mother and underage child held me back, as I could not bear to do so.
In May 2014, my friend brought me to the Busan Songjeong Bodhi Meditation Center.
The first time I recited the 「Chanting to Avalokitesvara」, tears streamed down uncontrollably. At noon the following day, I went personally before the picture of Master JinBodhi to pay respects. That was when I began to realize how my child had been feeling, his sense of helplessness in the absence of his mother. I felt most regretful. Why did I not consider the separation pain that would have afflicted my child? I owed too much to him! My tears of repentance could not ease. As I cried, a solution suddenly came to me.
On Mother's Day, I plucked up the courage to call my child and sincerely apologize. That day, we chatted till midnight. Later, I saw my child comment in his social media page, "I will never forget the Mother's Day in my 20th year. My mother is the best in the world and I love her most". At that moment, my heart felt so warm.
After two months of meditative practices, I developed greater stamina and started Energy Bagua. Initially, it was arduous but over time, I was able to practice for 1 hour and no longer panted when I climb stairs. Once I even helped to move a whole box of items at the Center!
Between November 2014 to February 2015, I only drank little water and ate some fruit everyday. I had felt neither hungry nor tired, and was full of spirit physically, with mental clarity. Since then, my gut function had become better and my appetite much improved.
In May 2017, I completely let go of the resentment toward my ex-husband. I only felt calm at the thought of him. Following, I realized that my abdomen area had become 'soft' and my bodily functions, unobstructed.
Now, I feel so happy, so fortunate, and subconsciously grateful for everything around me. I laugh frequently, view falling leaves as if they are dancing in the wind, see everyone's faces like blooming lotus flowers. People around me says I have changed, as if I am a different person!
Indeed, in the warm and big Bodhi Meditation family, how can I not change for the better?
(Note: The effects of meditation could vary from person to person.)
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