My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have practiced meditation all of my adult life. I am over 70 years old, a father and a grandfather. I have been widowed and divorced, succeeded and failed in business, experienced the passing of my parents and many of my childhood acquaintances. My path has been a painful one at times. It would have been easy to surrender to the constant negative bombardment.
I am convinced that meditation pulled me through the darkest parts while preserving my mental clarity. Meditation allowed me to clear my mind of the self-pity and remain positive.
Looking back, I remember spending most of my adult life in the pursuit of my own creative ambitions. I had some success. I had many failures. I should have quit trying and pursued something of a more traditional career. But, I had so many different ideas it was impossible for me to turn away from them.
For many years I believed that it was the ideas themselves that were of the greatest importance to me. I felt developing them would eventually bring me tremendous wealth and earthly happiness.
I was wrong. It wasn’t the stories. it wasn’t the business concepts. It wasn’t the inventions. Unless they were fully developed and marketed, all of them were valueless. And they came in such great numbers that I could not have developed them all if I lived a hundred lifetimes. Instead of success, I found sustained frustration.
I never stopped to think that it could be something I was doing that was causing it all. That it was behavior, not genetics that triggered my creative juices. I never put the two and two together, until recently.
A few years ago I was looking at pictures from "The Cave of the Dreamer" in France. I had one of those "Ah-ha" moments. A light was turned on inside of my head. I realized that I had opened the creative flood gates with meditation and the particular way I had incorporated it into my daily routine. I understood that my behavior had led me to develop a process... and a process is something you can teach to other people.
Over the past five years, I have had some serious health problems; life threatening issues that forced me to examine more closely my direction and purpose. I began to seriously contemplate the end of my physical existence.
I became overwhelmed with the desire to leave something behind; something for my fellow man.
I decided that I would make what I have learned about meditation, creativity, and consciousness available to anyone that came looking for help.
And so, I created this…
The Dream Walker Project.
Patrick McCormick, Founder
"Meditation and the Dream Walker Project"
I would like to add this:
It is not my intention to control anyone’s thoughts or to preach a specific religion. I believe that we are all free to find, and follow, our own path. But I also believe that choosing a spiritual direction is the most important decision that each of us can make.
Over the course of my life, I have come to believe that a particular quotation from
Siddhãrtha Gautama (Buddha) is the absolute truth and the best advice I ever received.
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down
for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees
with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then
accept it and live up to it".
If you follow this advice... you will always keep an open mind.
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