All kinds of people meditate.
I do like Ray Dalio’s description of his experience during TM :
“You’re peaceful. You’re quiet,” he said. “You’re not awake, but you’re not asleep.”
The crazy thing about Transcendental Meditation (TM) is that because it is so simple, it is actually surprisingly difficult to describe accurately. For example when the article say :
“Transcendental Meditation is a form of mantra meditation that eschews chanting and focusing on breathing in favour of repeating a mantra in silence.”
The word “repeating” gives the impression that effort, concentration, ie : getting rid of thoughts is involved. Wrong, that’s what make Transcendental Meditation different, even unique. It is so easy, that it becomes effortless to practice. Hence another favourite quote of mine from someone whom I taught on a TM course in York a few years ago :
“I really enjoyed the course, after years of struggling with thought control meditation techniques, TM feels like a breath of fresh air – it almost feels like cheating! I’m managing to practice twice a day and I’m getting a lot out of it already.”
Zara ~ Leeds