FARGO – Meditation means different things to different people.
It helps Sarah Gebeke of Fargo relax and gain mental clarity.
James Walsh of Fargo uses it to help him communicate more effectively.
Meditation changes Minnesota State University Moorhead student Romit Devkota’s outlook on life.
And for certified meditation instructor Terry Lausch, meditation helped him overcome a heroin addiction.
“Meditation helps unlock your own relative truth,” said Lausch, who is the meditation coordinator for the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo, leads daylong meditation retreats, and teaches weekly meditation classes at Five Element Yoga in Fargo.
During the decade between his 20s and 30s, Lausch struggled heavily with his addiction, he said.
“Meditation didn’t resolve the fact that I had an addiction problem, but meditation took the scales from my eyes and brought me face to face with the reality of my life and gave me the courage to deal with the situation,” he said. “It opened my heart in the sense that I began to actually have my feet on the earth and I began to very openly communicate with people about what I was going through.”