claimed that Transcendental Meditation practitioners had developed greater sometolerance towards fatigue, anger, anxiety and stress. Furthermore, Transcendental Meditation has increased one's immunity level against fatigue-related ailments and thus improving their work punctuality and attendance. There are just some
numerous and widely circulated testimonials with regards to the beneficial effectsof Transcendental Meditation on both physical and mental health. Moreover, thereare testimonials regarding psycho-social improvements as well as spiritual improvements among its practitioners which attest to the fact that Transcendental Meditation has a positive effect on the holistic development of a person at work.Research studies, done by some well-known universities scholars, have shown that stress is the cause of most work-related problems such as depression, indecision, anxiety and even office violence. However, researchers likewise show that during repetitive Transcendental Meditation sessions, our brain can function with greater coherence if we can achieve the most peaceful level of consciousness—our inner self or transcendental consciousness—which is the natural state of mind. This rest that we acquire during Transcendental Meditation sessions is the most effective way to reduce physical and mental stress. In the short period that we can have a full mental rest, our body remains in a deep rest that is beneficial toour physical health.Behavioral studies and researchers find that there are positive changes that easily manifest themselves in persons who indulge in Transcendental Meditation. Most individuals, who are constantly experiencing stressful situations, can readily benefit from transcendental meditation. Studies show that Transcendental Meditation can improve an individual's character, physical and mental well-being through improved performance of his job, improved work activity, and improved his personal relationship with others. Likewise, people who engage themselves in regular Transcendental Meditation are found to have an increased of their
professional and personal satisfaction, improve leadership behavior, physiologicalcalmness, effectiveness at work, and organizational contribution and cooperation. However, there is a substantial decrease in some negative and harmful attitudes such as perceived stress and impulsiveness among regular practitioners of TM.Another extended benefit of Transcendental Meditation is calmness, peaceful state of mind and experiencing consciousness that builds over a period among its practitioners. This calming effect is one of the most effective stress-reducing benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Furthermore, calmness haves the tendencyto "spill overto other people around us. The Maharishi acknowledges that a ‟peaceful individual is the basic unit of universal peace by saying, “There cannot be green forest, without green trees and leaves also there cannot be a peaceful world without peaceful people.” However, true peace cannot be achieved by
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- Summer '09
- Consciousness, Transcendental Meditation, TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION