Mystical Experiencer: Female in late fifties
Current location: England
Age at time of experience: 52
It happened during a silent day that was part of an 8 week course in mindfulness. 2 brief experiences during 2 different meditations on the same day. Both times I reached a deep place of complete peace and connectedness and with that came the realisation that I was not my personality.
At the time I was unaware that this was a mystical experience and I had not read the literature so did not realise the significance of my conclusion. Although I meditate regularly, that clarity has never returned, but it was enough to change my worldview and my life priorities and I'm happy with that.
I've come to understand that desiring a specific outcome is not conducive to good mediation, so I've consciously let go of trying, but of course, unconsciously, who knows!?