Venue: Koka Rīga, ‘’Integration through youth work – TRY together’’
Country: Riga, Latvia
Date: May 20, 2017
Number of People: 9
I was invited to give a meditation session at a conference ‘’Integration through youth work – TRY together’’ in Riga organized by the Baltic Youth Way. Though the audience at first seemed quite unsure about meditation, with respect to the fact that they had their own ways of taking care of the mind, like singing, I freely allowed them to share their doubts, questions, disagreements and objections that they had already before the session. Then, after 24 minutes of meditation that I guided to them, I was surprised – and I think they too – about the complete change that had happened in the room. We all froze in silence, slowly coming back and reflecting to what happened. They said they could relax, and even proposed a Latvian version for the powerful vibration of “Samma Arahang”. It felt so incredible as we kept on talking, and as this all made me realize: just go out there and do your job! There will always be someone throwing stones in your garden. And it is still not about them; it is about you being able to clean your garden. So go on with your mission wherever it takes you! Because you never know how it can turn out and what aspects you can challenge and change in the minds of people.