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

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/billionaire-ray-dalio-went-broke-in-1982-mantra-meditation-helped-in-his-comeback-8582381.html

“Normally if I have a spare 20 minutes, I’ll be on my phone, I’ll be watching something, and that’s it — now I do this. It’s great.” James Corden

I must admit sometimes it does get a bit tiresome to hear of yet another celebrity taking up TM (Transcendental Meditation), but to be fair if it had’nt been for those four young lads from Liverpool most people would never of heard of it – including me 50 years ago.

Since Covid I have been fortunate to discover that teaching TM (Transcendental Meditation) online works beautifully, just as well as face to face, enabling me to introduce people to this wonderful technique across the UK and around the world – brilliant!

Here’s a comment from someone who attended my April 2022 online TM course :

“Twice a day every day for me apart form the odd bump in the road Awesome!”
Tim ~ Richmond, North Yorkshire

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/james-corden-takes-transcendental-meditation-100000909.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAM3SENZtYi8QAWBLLOFAhr48jm8pGdjB0L1dywkeeQ7Z8401RA2Xxt3cuy2VkpRG3TBGz4AnoxR6l97vCjm3xXWIxa91L3hK1Ka8Pvbe8xEsdM8Va1KVWDujoM8uwqaEoML6xjoJ0_MddJepX1dllWqKtG0DU_fI-0bJqyYd9YKl

Over the course of his sudden rise to fame, Shetty identified three traits he believes successful people share: persistence, dedication to a purpose beyond themselves, and commitment to a meditation practice.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/jay-shetty-says-successful-people-share-these-three-traits-131607487.html

“Thanks, my first for a long time, really enjoyed it.” Steve ~ Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Online group meditation every day at 7am & 6pm – sitting comfortably!

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Interesting article. Although Transcendental Meditation was first taught as a spiritual technique when it arrived in the west 60 years ago, it was quickly recognised as an incredibly effective method of coping with the pressures of everyday life. Hence why it is so popular among business people.

https://www.psypost.org/2019/08/meditation-and-yoga-practice-linked-to-reduced-volume-in-brain-region-tied-to-negative-emotions-54273?fbclid=IwAR2cAbNgpKe5TQXX4_snT_ijTefvFbfQhr_gPOezxNM21Eyg4rRukPzmzfw

 

“She told me she learned Transcendental Meditation and followed with, “If you ever want to learn meditation, learn TM. When you learn TM, you know that you are truly meditating. TM is sort of like the ‘Cadillac of meditation.’ “ Those words stayed with me.”

https://thereader.com/uncategorized/why-i-meditate

 

BREATHE: Stress and emotions play a huge role in your journey. You have to commit yourself to reducing your stress levels, while navigating your emotions. As a person who meditates, I have taken on transcendental meditation. It’s a great stress reliever for me. You have to find what works for you, but take those moments […]

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/the-biggest-loser-host-bob-harper-you-have-to-commit-yourself-to-reducing-your-stress-levels/

From The Chicago Tribune (Part of article) “Keep working into your 60s, but be sure to recharge batteries.
One of my favorite daily habits is to take 20 minutes twice a day for Transcendental Meditation. I learned the technique when I was 12 and have meditated every day since. According to some research, the deep rest available during TM is profoundly more powerful than the rest we achieve at the deepest levels of regular sleep.

By DANEEN SKUBE OCT 06, 2019 | 9:20 AM

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-201909261716–tms–interprnctnie-a20191006-20191006-column.html

“What advice would you give your younger self? I wish I had known about transcendental meditation when I was in my 20s. I started doing this about a year and a half ago, and I’ve noticed a big difference, even creatively. It’s not like a dogma, it’s not some kind of set of standards; it’s just something you do two times a day that has this odd effect, where you find yourself walking around and things that used to trigger you are still there, but you don’t get hooked by it as easily. It’s been awesome to see how it affected my life, and I wish I had started that back in my 20s because I was on fire in my 20s. In good ways and bad ways. And I think that would’ve helped. I think that’s a useful tool for actors, especially young actors first coming out of school and dealing with the pressures of the industry and trying to just make it in this expensive, crazy city. To have something like transcendental meditation to keep you sane and centered and mentally healthy is really helpful.”

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/brian-j-smith-treadstone-usa-network-interview-69207/