material beings, but an encapsulated spirit, an embodied consciousness who would seek freedom from the bondage of the illusory materials of the universe.It is important to point out the illusory character of the material world we live. In the early years of the 20th century, the greatest minds of that time, Albert Einstein, and with a stroke of his pen, reduces everything to energy when he
wrote E=mc². What this means is that every atom if pushed at the speed of light will immediately turn into pure energy. The idea radically reduces every material possession that we value in this life into a simple manifestation of energy, and thus illusory. Now, if the material possessions to which we cling and fuss about somuch are illusory.. what is not illusory? Only the universal life-giving energy or the transcendental consciousness is not illusory.Transcendental Meditation helps us view what is essential in life. Through the constant practice of Transcendental Meditation, we are led to a realization that thematerial world in which we value most is just a figment of our imagination and is illusory. Transcendental Meditation, leads us into a real acknowledgment of the transcendental nature of our being that goes beyond the confines of our human body. It leads us to a realization of the spiritual nature of our being by being aware of the transcendental consciousness.7th Benefit: Improved academic performanceStudents and children who practice TM will find it easier to concentrate and stay focused. Many young people are easily distracted since we live in an age with smart phones, instant notifications, social media, etc. Attention spans are fleeting, and there is a constant need to be entertained.Transcendental meditation will reduce the stresses from school, anxiety, peer pressure, etc. When concentration improves, the students will learn better, and their intellectual and cognitive abilities will improve.8th Benefit: Helps with quitting smoking/alcohol
Studies have shown that individuals who practice transcendental meditation will find it much easier to quit smoking or give up alcohol. The main reason that people struggle to give up these addictions is that of the cravings within the body.Transcendental meditation will diminish these cravings. It will not make the cravings totally disappear, but it will mitigate them to the point where complianceis much easier.TM will reduce the stress associated with quitting a negative habit. Transcendental meditation has increased the quitting rates of addicts tremendously. Alcoholics who started meditating found that they had a marked increase in their ability to abstain from alcohol.9th Benefit: Lower blood pressureBlood pressure levels have always been linked to stress levels. People with high-stress levels usually have high blood pressure or blood pressure related issues.
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- Summer '09
- Consciousness, Transcendental Meditation, TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION