The quotations are real.
They have been taken, and translated into English, from feedback
sent by individuals who have made Self Encounter in Hungary during
the past few years:
„This weekend has been a very special
one. I cannot compare it with anything I have ever experienced in
my life. The week after began differently
than any other week. It is difficult to put it in words but something has
changed. Something has changed in me. I felt as if I had put on more colourful,
happier spectacles in the morning, which I have been wearing ever since the
Self Encounter programme, and which I hope to wear for a long time.
We had wonderful experiences in my group. We opened up to one another. There
were moments full of emotion that made an impact on us which we cannot and
want to shake off. Therefore we decided to keep in contact and regularly meet.
In the meantime we will support each other's spiritual development with the
help of the opportunities offered by modern technique.
I do not know yet what I really want, but I have found my Bible (though it
was at the very bottom of a cupboard) and I have started reading the New Testament.
Slowly but safely, I will read it from beginning to end. I will try Sunday
„I found the Self Encounter programme
very useful. The small group sharings were really good and it was
to reflect on the
questions. They helped me know myself better. I re-thought many things
and I made several commitments, that is, what I would do differently
in the future. It is a shame that there were just short breaks during
the weekend, so we did not really have the opportunity to take a
walk in the fresh air... Yes, there has been a change in my life,
kind of new wonder at God’s goodness and mercy.”
„The Self Encounter was a fantastic experience.
It has meant an awful lot for me personally. It cleared up many things
me the right direction... Those kind people there, they each gave
me something. By the way, we have been in contact ever since with
five people in my small group. Wonderful people. We have spent an
evening together at a tea-house. Each one told the others how he/she
was getting along in his/her life.”
„The Encounter programme was a good and
uplifting experience for me. Sometimes I found it also difficult
up, some I had never faced and some rather painful, which made me
think over again what had happened. What meant a lot to me was the
honesty of the team. Their sharings were based on what they
had gone through or experienced in their lives, so I found great
relief in listening to them and realizing I am not alone
in struggling with problems, thoughts and doubts.”