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"I would like to say to the world to start with themselves. If you want to be happy, if you want to make people happy, be happy yourself. If you want to forgive people, forgive yourself first. Don’t blame people for things but look at your mistakes first. So inner peace means that it starts with you. Once you make yourself a better person, you can make the world better."

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"I tried to learn guitar four times at four different places and I never did it, so I think that when I do it for the fifth time I’m not going to stop until I make it."

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"Truly, I want everyone to have meditation, to close their eyes. Because when I tried meditation, inner peace and inner balance, I felt that I wanted to create an interest in the community and the people around me. Having meditation as a tool to achieve stillness, if you are able to comprehend it, it will make you see things differently."

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"I was always feeling that there is something that will make my life complete. I think it is this feeling of peacefulness and tranquillity. I am strong and I will have this feeling no matter what. I have the power to overcome them and meditation really helps a lot."

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"It went beyond expectations! It’s a very beautiful experience especially because now I came to understand more what it is all about. As I said, pushing the restart button."


I felt so blessed, peaceful, and connected to something very beautiful. The feeling of unity with all human beings around the world is wonderful and truly inspiring. After meditating I refine my identity to love more and change the world. Thank you so much for this amazing experience!

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"I got a lot of things like basic meditation skills, self-development and discipline in myself. Especially the five acts of discipline which potentially transformed my life. Before I had no time for myself, I didn't meditate but when I started the 42 day self-development program I started to give myself at least 30 min a day for myself, my interaction with people has developed and I now have smooth interactions with people."

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"If you need real happiness, that lies within you. What you need to do, simply just close your eyes and meditate. Meditation is for everyone. If you have a mind, you can meditate."

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"I learned so many good things and some good habits. Actually I am usually a quick tempered person. I learned that it is always good to tolerate some people and tolerate any other actions and always try to see something good from every criticism or acts against you."

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"I think the environmental problems come from the absence of mindfulness. If I'm more centered I can help people with environmental education and responsibility. "

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"I am more careful about what I am doing what I am thinking and more cautious about how I am behaving with others. I am more accepting about myself and others. I am trying to love myself more than others and am being more patient with life and not having that many expectations about anything. I am becoming more thankful and enjoying life."

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"I realized that I changed in a way, I started to be more mindful with the things that I do, the way I speak, I listen, I try to understand people, I´m more mindful in my actions."

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"It gives me more encouragement to reflect on my daily life situations and actions."

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"When I went back I had to meet different people from my real life, I realized that I was different. It was much easier to let go of small things, like when I had to deal with people before, I would get angry. Afterwards I surprised myself acting differently and I didn't realize it during the retreat but I understood afterwards."

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"I mean even though I’m 33 and I should know how to act, there are just situations that you go through, like being abroad you deal with new people and new cultures. With the 42-day program it was good that they were repeating certain things, so one thing that was important was talking with nice speech, complimenting people, being polite. And that’s hard to do when you’re in a competitive environment in academics, or in a workplace, so it’s a good reminder."

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"I am a student and I only knew about the theoretical aspect, of what the peace scholars have been talking about. This is a deeper continuation of the discourse on peace"

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"I didn't believe in meditation because I never practised it. Whenever I would be unhappy, I would think I need to go out and fix the thing physically. I've never thought of fixing the thing in your heart inside you. Meditation really helps me."

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"I have the feeling that I should love myself first and then others. It’s the benefit of the retreat."

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"Meditate makes me feel more relaxed even when I have to make an important decision. I am able to take time first to myself to decide on it and still my mind before I say something."