For many years I have been actively practising transcendental meditation.
This all started for me in the mid 1970’s when I wanted to know what all of the fuss was about as newspapers of the day were issuing warnings that it was a dangerous practise.
I felt that they were wrong and needed to find out for myself.
To this day I have no idea where their fears came from, to my understanding they were incorrect.
I know that my practice of T.M. has benefitted me greatly over the years. My first gain was a sense of bliss which was a good experience. My mentor told me that was just the first rung and I needed to work beyond that, to get past the greedy ego. I recall feeling a bit disgruntled at the time for what seemed great to me was just swept away as if it was nothing. I know now that it was nothing
and merely like learning how to look into the mirror when first driving a car.
After a few years my mentor said “It is time now for you to deliberate on your own, for you do not need to consult with me.” Had that been said earlier it would have been a big wrench for me however, we both knew that the time was right for me to go forward alone.
My practice of morning and evening meditations every day of the year became second nature to me and still are. When necessary I can drop into that mode momentarily for it is a useful tool to aid concentration, as well as relieving stress and lowering blood pressure.
I also receive information regarding my inner self and have strengthened my intuition, which I have learnt to rely upon.
This learning is an ongoing quest, the more I have understood, the more I desire to know.
There are other attributes that one gains which I decline to share, for I believe that they need to be gained by each practitioner lest they become a target of egotism.
Today there is a similar exercise known as Mindfulness which has it’s base in T.M. from what I have learned it is a shortened version of 6 to 8 weeks with specific targets such as Behaviour and Relaxation etc. for which an expensive fee is charged. I do not endorse business.