Last summer, almost a year ago, I guided an online meditation session to Silvija, a girl from Rijeka, Croatia. It was already then that I felt a very good vibe coming from this session and from Silvija. This year, as I had planned my journey to Croatia for attending a Training Course, I had one free day left when I could do my meditation activities. Though Rijeka seemed far away, I decided to go there having received Silvija’s kind invitation.
As I looked at the watch, I noticed that instead of the planned 15 minutes we had meditated for nearly half an hour. Before asking Verónica about her experience, I was sure that the party next door, the loud hotel environment and someone talking on the phone, would have definitely affected Verónica’s inner stillness, but what Verónica told me was completely opposite: she had experienced the best meditation so far with brightness appearing after darkness, with a clear visualization of a full moon and feeling herself from inside while moving attention from one place to another. When the time came to spread loving kindness and peace energy, she said it felt so natural to do it, to feel it expanding.
The Training Course “Youth for Inclusion, Inclusion for Youth” (Y4II4Y) where I took part from April 18 to 26 surprised us in many ways: it was surprisingly cold in the first days in Croatia; the group energy was surprisingly amazing gathering people from Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, and Romania like long-lost friends; and there was a surprise meditation session that I organized for the group thanks to the project coordinator Nina who found a space for this activity on a relaxing Sunday.
In April, I was happy to attend the training course about the social inclusion (Youth for Inclusion, Inclusion for Youth) that took place in Nova Gradiška, Croatia. As soon as I told the group that I am a meditation trainer, many of them became interested to try meditation. Especially Romanian girls, Elena, Carmen, and Dalmonia showed much interest in exploring it more until one day Carmen proposed to guide a session for them.