I am very happy to introduce you to my dear friend Mathieu Carlot in this new guest interview. Mathieu is French and I met him a few years ago in Sydney, Australia. Mathieu is a meditation teacher and is currently travelling the world to teach a specific meditation technique we call Vedic Meditation.
Could you please explain what brought you there/how did you find your path?
When I moved to Australia several years ago, I started to be exposed to this world that we call “the spiritual world“.
Like most of people, I had preconceived ideas on meditation. Thinking at first that it wasn’t for me at all, that my mind was to busy and that there would be no way for me to stay quiet for more than 10 min.
One day, I met a meditator that became a very good friend of mine. As I spend more and more time with him, I started to observe his way of approaching life, problems, stress, etc.
Seeing him so happy made me realise that I wanted the same quality of life.
I then started meditation twice a day for 20 minutes. It was about 6 years ago. Since then I haven’t missed one single meditation and I haven’t looked back.
Could you please explain what meditation has brought into your life and how does that help you?
Vedic Meditaion has brought me a lot. Peace of mind, more balance in my life and a better understanding of my true Self.
Through meditation, I became conscious of the importance of a healthy mind and body.
It’s also a great tool against stress and it helps me to put life into perspective. It offers me options in my behaviour and interaction with people.
I’ve never felt so good in my whole life.
What’s new and good regarding your projects & what do you plan for the near future?
I’m currently on a trip around the world teaching meditation. I’ve started with South Africa and I am now in France till September. After that, I’ll be in Quebec, New York, Los Angles, San Francisco and I will then be finishing with Australia.
What was your best holiday/trip & why?
Every trips are special even the ones that turns to be different than what you’ve expected. I really enjoyed India and Indonesia, mostly for the culture of course but also the teachings you can find over there.
I’ve just left South Africa and I really enjoyed it. I had a great time and it’s probably my best trip so far.
Life is a continual improvement, what did you learn lately?
Trust nature, just be present, everything is taking care of.
What advice would you give to our readers to help them start meditating?
My first advice would be to come and see me for a free intro talk on Vedic Meditation. I’ll tell you all I know about the technique around a nice cup of tea.
What advice would you give to our readers to help them reach their dreams?
Push your boundaries. Get out of your comfort zone with no fear. Challenge yourself and enjoy every seconds of the process.
“Be where you are not” – Swami Brahamananda Saraswati
Bhagavad-Gita translation by Maharishi Mahesh. I also love Deepak Chopra books are good.
I like all vegetarian dish/food but as a proper French guy who hasn’t had cheese for a long time I would say ‘une RACLETTE‘
Yes I know, it’s not the healthiest dish ever but once in a will it doesn’t hurt, right?
Season & why
Summer because I love surfing
Yoga. Surf. Art. Design.
You could not live without…