Transcendental Meditation likewise provides the mind the means to fathom and understand the whole spectrum of possibilities the mind has in its existence. It's not a set of established beliefs or philosophy; neither is it a lifestyle nor a religion.It is an experience, a mental method which one may readily practice any time of the day for a short period of 15 to 20 minutes twice a day.Chapter 4: Should You Consider Transcendental Meditation?
You most definitely should consider making transcendental meditation a part of your daily life.We often hear so much emphasis on eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. So much emphasis is placed on the body. They usually say, “Healthy body equals to a healthy mind.”Is this true? Only to a certain extent.There are many people with healthy mind and body, but their minds are a mess. Ifyou’re in doubt about this, you could always visit a prison close to you. The inmates are often strong and ripped, but they’re often angry, sad, depressed or even psychotic.To have a healthy mind, you must meditate. You must take the time to step back and give your mind a rest from the constant turmoil in life.Exercise is beneficial to the body, and it only helps the mind for a short while. You take your mind off your worries when you’re exercising, but when you stop, all the stress and unhappiness returns. In some cases, if you do mild exercises such as walking or stationary bike, you may find yourself thinking about your problems or worries during the training session.You’ve not trained your mind to relax. Only meditation can achieve this. When your mind is at ease, your soul is at ease too. You develop a sense of inner strength where you know that you can handle whatever life throws at you.
Once the worries and inner voices in your head and heart are shut out, everything becomes much clearer. You’re able to think more effectively. Things that were taking up all your mental energy suddenly cease to be so draining.This is the power of transcendental meditation!Everybody will face stress or problems of some kind or another. Children face stress in school; adults face stress at work, and mothers get stressed over family commitments and seniors are stressed over health issues or loneliness. There is noend to stress. You can’t run away from it.It will find you wherever you go. The only way to deal with stress is to learn how to manage it and let it go. While there are many stress management methods such as prioritizing tasks, sleep, etc. none come close to being as effective as transcendental meditation.Transcendental meditation treats the cause and not the symptoms. The cause is stress and your way of thinking. Having a priority to-do list may make you more organized, but it doesn’t stop the stress because you will find something new to stress over. It could even be stressing over the to-do list.
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- Summer '09
- Consciousness, Transcendental Meditation, TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION