“I’m a new mother. My daughter—she’s such a gift—but there is sometimes a challenge concerning sleep! No matter how much support you have. But where am I going to get those six hours that I used to get? Where did it go?” “There’s been so many different ways TM has blessed me, but in this particular moment, as a new mother, I take 20 minutes. Not only do I find the deepest rest that I need, that my body is desperate for—but it feels like I’ve stolen two-plus hours, maybe three hours, from the clock.”

Katy Perry ~ Cosmopolitan.com

 

It’s not just diet and exercise that have been crucial when it comes to Lowe’s personal and professional success—the star says that adopting a daily transcendental meditation practice has been instrumental to his wel-lbeing. “It’s changed my life,” says Lowe, who meditates twice a day for 20 minutes, admitting that finding the right routine for him has taken him nearly three decades.
Lowe says that meditation has helped him approach his daily life with a clear head. When he’s confronted with a difficult situation, “I have this feeling of, ‘Oh, there was a time when this would have me feel angry, irritable, or tense, but today, I don’t care about that,'” Lowe says.
(From : Eat this not that mag)

 

Overwork culture is thriving; we think of long hours and constant exhaustion as a marker of success. Given what we know about burnout, why do we do give in?

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210507-why-we-glorify-the-cult-of-burnout-and-overwork?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

* “I am aiming to Zoom at least once a week, hopefully more I am very pleased to be finally getting into TM through the Zooms.”  Tim ~ Manchester

* “Pulled over in my car on random road, feel a bit of an idiot, it is to be done anywhere though hey?  (Late getting home for online meditation so did in car)  Paula ~ Derby

* “Thanks – that was lovely.  Moray ~ Northumberland

* “Thanks – I could have gone on for quite a long time this evening.”  Sue ~ Lincoln

* “Thank you very much. That was great.” 👍  Jongky ~ Edinburgh

* “Thanks – lovely session!  Eva ~ London

 * “Thanks! I really enjoyed tonight’s meditation.”  Lucy ~ Humberside

* “Thanks for that, I’ll definitely be back for these as it really helped – especially with my habit of jumping out of meditation too quickly to tick off whatever needs doing!  It was lovely to sink a bit deeper again in that session.”  Mark ~ Humberside

* ” Overall I’m doing much better but one thing that sticks out is not long after I started TM, maybe a couple of weeks, I was having a freak out because I thought I had lost some work records I was supposed to be auditing. I went and sat and meditated and during it I remembered if I did loose them in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter. After the meditation I felt so calm and centred and much better overall. It really was a big moment for me because getting overwhelmed and having emotional breakdowns where it all spirals down has been a big problem for me.  I did find the work records a few days later. I still haven’t got round to auditing them>” 😂  Rita ~ Leeds

* “I continue to meditate daily and continue to get enormous benefit from it.  I just completed my first job back to work after 10months away. It is a difficult, highly pressured, very stressful job. (for example I worked without sleep for the last 46 hours!)                                                                                                         Interestingly I did exactly the same job a year ago. A controlled experiment pre and post meditation course! The difference was evident! My communication was more direct and timely, i conducted meetings more effectively, I noted increased confidence, and writing flowed more smoothly. There is no doubt this was partly due to familiarity, but I think meditation also had a huge impact on my approach. This made the whole experience, while just as tiring, more personally beneficial, and quality of the work delivered was improved.” Helen ~ London

* “Thanks, that was great.  This discussion has been so helpful— a great refresher, thanks”  Abi ~ Manchester

* “Wanted to touch in and say hello- I’m still doing my TM practice daily and loving it.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to attend the Zoom class because of wifi issues currently happening-  I really miss it and wanted to let you know how much I value that your group makes this available.  Hopefully I’ll be back on soon and see you then!”  Niketa ~ Bahamas

“You know, I recently started Transcendental Meditation as a gift from [director] David Lynch. He paid for me and my wife, Amy, to learn T.M. And quite frankly, I’m 78 years old and I wish I’d had been doing it for 50 years.”
Graham Nash

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/graham-nash-pandemic-csny-reunion/2020/10/15/d2bfded2-0e25-11eb-8a35-237ef1eb2ef7_story.html?fbclid=IwAR2ZtO_UWteylxa_w-L6wfeyyOG8T5YaO4RqDOLRtfzHGVnmr9A0KWrILF0

Below a Tim Ferriss podcast with the actor Hugh Jackman discussing his experience of TM. (Transcendental Meditation) Between 15m 22s and 19m 42s is where they discuss TM.

https://youtu.be/kzF8StNS_aw?t=922

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.
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