It was in 2001 when I walked into a bookstore, desperate to find a book that could help me break free of the cycle of stress and of the frantic pace of life.
Among many others, there was a book, Neem de Tijd, (the Dutch translation of Take Your Time) by Eknath Easwaran. Although I was skeptical whether anything could help me achieve this, I read the back cover which was quite appealing and decided to give it a try. What a blessing I picked up that book! I soon returned to the shop to buy the other book mentioned, Op de Goede Weg (Passage Meditation) and started meditating on the Prayer of Saint Francis. How long 30 minutes lasted in the beginning!
But I was hooked; passage meditation never got out of my life again. Although, I admit, it was with ups and downs for a very long time.