It all started in 2011, when Veroniek took time out from her career in senior corporate management, for a meditation retreat in Nepal. Says Veroniek, ‘I loved my job and enjoyed success, but I felt life was leading me. I wanted to regain control and consciously lead my life. In the Himalayas, I had a life-changing realisation. I felt what it meant to be in the present moment. By contrast, our modern lifestyles are busy and preoccupied, we spend half of our time thinking about the past or future, rather than being in the moment. I understood how meditation enables consciousness and peace, and this motivated me to transform the way I live my life.
In our modern Western lives, there is always more to desire and this is, by nature, deeply unfulfilling. Meditation offers an alternative, to connect inwards. It allows us to nurture our own inner quality and strengths for long-term pleasure and true fulfilment.
I continued my learning with retreats in monasteries in Vietnam and Myanmar, although I found the ‘glow’ was difficult to hold onto once back in everyday life. This is what sparked the idea to transform the ancient wisdom of meditation for modern lifestyles. This breathed life into the Silatha Journey.'
Veroniek left her corporate career behind to self-fund Silatha. She began by commissioning the transformation of the Dorje, an ancient mediation symbol, into ten handcrafted necklaces. Each necklace is set with a different gemstone that nurtures an inner quality - from Love to Compassion, from Wisdom to Transcendence.
Secondly, to make meditation easier to practice in everyday life, she developed the Silatha Meditation Course App - a 21 day series of 15 minute guided meditations with different techniques to help you connect with and nurture your chosen inner quality.
Veroniek invites you to begin your own Silatha Journey and discover your own inner source of lasting fulfilment and happiness.