ahh meditation , nothing makes guilt bubble up more than when you hear a friend/family member / or just some a*s hole on public transport exclaim .. “erhh ma gawd meditation has changed my life”
am I right ?
I have to somewhat smugly confess I am now this a*ss hole .. HOWEVER , keep your judgement but one moment longer .. it was after much searching and FAILED attempts at every meditation under the sun that i finally found my method.
which also happens to be kinda the lazy person guide to meditation .. how fitting
its also the meditation of the celeb world.. which made me apprehensive .. as I bookmarked it alongside Kabbalah , those sneaker heels and tom cruise .
basically a fad
dun dun .. wrong
People Meet Transcendental Meditation …
Yes i am aware it sounds almost cult-y , slightly complicated and like something only ghandi could master , but that is where its name does it no favours .
its far from all those things .
HOW TO DO IT ?
the technique is a simple and effortless mental process practiced for 15–20 minutes twice a day, sitting quietly and comfortably in a chair with the eyes closed. and can be learned by anyone .. including CHILDREN !
your teacher does a short prayer and provides you a MANTRA (nothing religious) it is simply a no-meaning sound that you repeat mentally.. you are not meant to verbally say the mantra or write id down ( so you don’t get visual pictures in your mind)
WHY DO IT?
because it requires no religious beliefs , no props (put down the incense and meditation pillow) and all those “how to meditate” books.
” you can be thoroughly skeptical and the technique will still be fully effective.”
Its also is completely portable , provided you aren’t driving a car , you kinda need your eyes for that.. but im a horrible driver so dont take my word for that
its mental benefits , read as long as the Harry Potter series …
“The benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique are immediate and increase over time. The technique’s positive effects—for mind, body and relationships—have been verified by hundreds of research studies conducted at top medical schools and published in over 350 peer-reviewed scientific journals.”
Important to Note .. you do pay for it (according to your earnings) but it isnt a fad or money making machine
and is completely a Nonprofit organization: The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization. The organization’s goal is to develop the full potential of the individual, minimize the negative impact of stress, and bring unrestricted and fulfilling progress to all areas of society.
I know it sounds too good to be true ..
so lets listen to some people I love discuss it
oh ellen.. how i love yee
lil aussie nod, hey wolverine
to find out other public accounts from go here :
also if you have the time DAVID LYNCH this film director is the greatest advocate of T.M and has created The David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and Peace to help fund the research and continuing teachings of the meditative practice .. and yearly has an annual charity gala which is all recorded here
p.s i have to say it .. it changed my life , that 20 mins morning and evening , is still revealing its amazingness to me daily . (sorry to be that asshole.. but i do it for your benefit )