Is it possible to never suffer again? Is it possible to rid our mind of all negativity and only experience positive emotions such as overwhelming happiness, love and compassion? Can we transform the way we experience the world? Buddha says that we can, and the method to achieve this is called meditation.
Gom, the Tibetan word for “meditation”, means “to become familiar”. The states of mind, which are most familiar to us, arise automatically and without any effort. Because we are generally more familiar with the negativity, we constantly fall under its control and end up suffering.
By using sophisticated meditation techniques we first learn to experience and observe what is going on in our mind. We then learn to recognize the roots of our suffering and to eliminate them one by one by replacing them with more healthy, positive states of mind. We do it until we are only left with unconditional, unlimited happiness, which in Buddhist terms is called enlightenment or liberation.
And those, who are not ready to start their long journey to Liberation just yet, can use meditation to find more peace and balance in their everyday life.