Educator, Lecturer & Radio Personality Since 1977 – David has mastered mindfulness meditation having meditated for over 46 years and over 20,000 hours
David Masters – Educator, Lecturer & Radio Personality Since 1979
A man of rare talent and wisdom. David, as a teacher and counselor, combines the wisdom of Judeo-Christian spirituality with the insights of modern depth psychology. With clarity, sensitivity, skill and powers of discernment, he brings students to their own awareness and the healing powers that lie within the human soul. His wise practical counsel combined with the mindfulness meditation exercise bring much help to a wounded world. I count this gifted healer among the most talented of our time. He brings to clients a rare combination of depth and skill guided by the qualities of presence, understanding, strength and love flowing from the center of his own being. I am honored to have him as a colleague in the healing professions.
Robert Contadino, M.A,, Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Psychology
FHU, helping people overcome anxiety, stress and fear, and live a life that is more calm, centered and focused since 1964.
David started meditation at the age of 18 after a near catastrophic accident. After 1500 hours learning to let go of the push and pull of his thoughts David arrived at a point where he was in the “now” and realized that everything existed only in the present moment. There was nothing to run after, nothing to run away from, just being still in the here and now was everything he ever needed. David has mastered mindfulness meditation having meditated for over 46 years and over 20,000 hours and is lead Lifeline Trainer for Patriot Outreach since 2008.
“Since I started when I was very young, meditation and all of the benefits that come from it became a integral part of my life as I grew up and as my personality developed. I can say that meditation allows me to be calm, centered and objective. It gives me an experience of being in a place where no matter what happens things are fine as they are. It allows me to be less affected by anything that happens outside of me and even inside of me, so there is always a calm center that is not emotionally affected by anything.
I don’t react to things so much because there is space, a pause between stimuli and how I am going to respond, which means I have the freedom to choose how I want to respond to the adversities that happen in my life, and how I want to respond to negative thoughts if they arise. I am just happy for no reason, and that’s the best reason to be happy because if you need a particular reason to be happy, when that reason changes your happiness will change or disappear. But if you are happy for no reason, happy just being inside in the moment, that is the best kind of happiness.” Most people think meditating is about stopping the mind or relaxation. It is not.
It is only about PRACTICING EFFORTLESSNESS. It is all about letting go, surrendering to the now, and not trying to change anything. You cannot meditate if you are trying to run away from yourself. You cannot have deep insights if you are trying to be happy, calm, and relaxed all the time. Meditation is not about relaxation, it’s about working on your ability to remain in the now moment and just be where you are. It is not about trying to create an alternative self, It is about being in your calm center.”