When the legendary rock and roll band, The Rolling Stones, was soon to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the whole world knew it won’t be a regular birthday party. As soon as the gossips about their big new concert tour started to spread, all the fans began to jump with excitement.
My parents always used to say: ‘if you study hard you will get a good job’. As much as I respect and appreciate their advice, I also kindly disagree. At least in the traditional understanding of what ‘studying hard’ means. School, university, after-class courses, 3 diplomas, 3 different faculties, I’ve done it all.
‘How do you like your Erasmus in the Netherlands? I bet you’re partying all the time?’ This is the reaction no. 1. Sometimes there’s also the reaction no. 2. ‘The university there, it’s probably so much better than ours, right? You’re not gonna want to come back?’
What first comes to your mind when you think about Celtic music? Usually… ‘it’s some sort of Irish dances? Flutes and violins, and guys jumping on one leg…?’ Well let’s say that this was more or less what I was thinking (shame, shame!) when I went to see Beltaine back on a freezing December day…
Cross your legs, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say ‘ommm’. Then clear your mind, think of nothing for 5, 10, 15 minutes. Breath in, breath out. Clear your mind, don’t think. Breath. Clear, don’t think, in and out. Then your life changes. Is it really that simple? Can meditation transform your life?