About one month after I had learned Acem Meditation, I found that I could write poetry again, an ability that I had lost for years. Meditation helps me to relax, both physically and mentally. Because of that my sleep has also improved.
Last year the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. Meditation can help us find ourselves in his poems, says Swedish Acem instructor Helena Kettner Rudberg.
We all carry an image of our friends in our minds. When we have regular contact with those friends, the image constantly grows and changes over time as a result of our interactions with them. When the friend is no more, what happens to this image?
Seen from the outside, long meditations are easy to describe: You sit there with closed eyes, fall asleep from time to time, start again and possibly go to the loo once or twice until the bell rings. Can the language of poetry catch any of its inner qualities?