August 31, 2013
Kalidas, a professional skateboarder, father and husband, shares his story of meditation and the art of shifting his consciousness.
Being Bored and Living an Actively Exciting Life
In my early days, I used to get into a lot of trouble. And I think that that trouble was because I was bored with regular consciousness.
I was involved with skateboarding. And so we were vandalizing property quite regularly, thinking that it was totally normal. But then I got into some partying lifestyles. That was a regular thing for me for a while until I realized that my sober state started to be more and more agonizing from that. I needed to find some kind of way to create what I saw as excitement or just some kind of shift in consciousness.
What Meditating for Positive Thinking and Consciousness Can Do
When meditation came to me, I realized that this is really what I've been looking for because you shift your consciousness, and it doesn't have a relapse. It doesn't have a hangover. It actually each time you do it and visit this place of peace, you yourself become more peaceful instead of more toxic.
Now that I've found meditation, it takes me to a state of consciousness that is enjoyable, peaceful, calm, creative, and lasts - it carries with me throughout the day. Meditation, for me, has created an addiction that is healthy because it's an eternal well of peace and well-being.
Learn more at www.ananda.org/meditation
You might also enjoy this talk by Nayaswami Pranaba: Meditation Creates Change.