Right from the beginning of this summer, the media all over the world talk about the crisis in Greece. The beautiful beaches, the delicious food, the ideal weather and the welcoming Greek people do not seem to interest anyone anymore. Countless articles and experts’ opinions, systematically reproduced by the social media as well, keep analyzing contradictory theories about Grexit, NoGrexit, austerity, solidarity, lazy, impoverished or rebellious Greeks, about strict or compromising or bureaucrats European leaders, about a debt which is sustainable or not… Each and every one of them exaggerating with strong doses of conspiracy theories, doom theories and some stupidity in order to sell… whatever it is they are selling!
At the peak of the Greek people’s agony and of the “Greek tragedy”, when for the first time in modern history of Greece capital control was imposed, the banks were closed and a referendum was organized in five days under the serious threat of not being a member of the European Union anymore, here in Serendipity, the Mindfulness Retreat started.
From the very first moment we saw that the harmony of the universe had performed a miracle again: we had planned a year ago the most suitable retreat for this critical week, especially for Greek people! Everybody’s need, as well as the effort we made in order to carry out the Mindfulness Retreat, was rewarded with valuable gifts.
Deepening in a series of techniques, we experienced that even in the most difficult times, when the agony, the anger and the insecurity threaten to possess us; we are able to overcome these feelings by choosing to be happy, united with the whole, in the safety of here and now.
When we choose to be happy, stripping the facts from the criticism that creates false emotion, we can see clearly the actions we need to take in the face of challenges, we have the energy needed for these actions and we influence positively the people around us resulting in multiple benefits for all of us.
We would like to thank all the participants because we managed to prove experientially all together and each one of us that even in the most difficult circumstances, meditation and personal growth is the only way leading to well being…
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