In my first mediation group sessions I was skeptical. I was too focused on myself and the non-stop thoughts prevented me from opening up to the group. The fact that I am a rational person also played a role. I couldn’t accept the idea that breathing can help my emotional state and my ability to calm my nagging thoughtsabout future and how bad my situation was. I slowly tried to open up to the group. I told myself that I might as well try, now I’m here. Initially the affects were minor during class, the thoughts were calmer and I succeeded in clearing my head. Slowly the calming of my brain increaseduntil I achieved the point that by the end of the group sessions the nagging thoughts were gone, I reached a level of calm and could disconnect myself and concentrate only on the here and now, in my breathing and calmness.