“Before, I’d always been skeptical about meditation, because I couldn’t do it. My brain was too scattered and I couldn’t keep still. The whole “Imagine yourself walking through a field of white flowers …” thing? I can’t do that shit, and I hate people talking to me when I’m meditating. But TM tapped into something for me; they give you a short mantra that you recite in your brain, and if your brain goes off onto other tangents, then so be it. It’s still meditation. (I remember when I first spoke to my instructor, I said, “I don’t think I’m doing this right, because my meditation this morning was 20 minutes of me thinking about the last episode of Game of Thrones!”) I’ve done TM every day consistently for the last year, and I can’t cope without it now; when I meditate for 20 minutes, I feel like I’ve woken up from a refreshing nap.”