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My first experience with Transcendental Meditation: Diving to the source
by Brian Baker

Transcendental Meditation Blog    Translate This Article
1 May 2014

Have you ever felt like the world wasn't what you were told? Have you ever felt that there was someone hiding behind a curtain and eventually they'd jump out and say, ''Gotcha''?

I've been following a path that many of my generation have. I moved away from faith-based religions and into Eastern Philosophy and have considered myself Buddhist for at least ten years, maybe longer.

In the last few years that hasn't been enough for me. My meditation practice had fallen off, or been non-existent.

A lot of this was because of a hectic life of a day-job, wife, kids, writing schedules and in not practicing my Mindfulness Meditation, I've become more angry and lost faith in who I am, was and where my life was headed.

I wanted something more than Mindfulness Meditation was offering.

My search began to narrow in the last six months.

I watched a speech by David Lynch about Transcendental Meditation, and from there I listened to his audio book of Catching the Big Fish, after that I listened to Transcendence by Norman E. Rosenthal on audio.

After listening to those as well as reading Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation* I found myself in a place I hadn't been in a long time; I was without direction.

On Monday I had my first TM session and though I was a bit apprehensive and thought that maybe, just maybe there would be a man with a small alien which he would attach to my spinal column, nothing close to that happened.

The truth is, I've never felt something as profound, spiritually like TM. The session was easy and transcending was easier than I thought it would be.

It was as though I were on an elevator and the cable snapped, but I could still control the descent.

The closest feeling I can compare it to is the sound of my kids the first time I heard their cries, it was that life altering.

This post is different from my usual writing posts, because honestly, after my first TM session I feel different.

Going forward I believe my sessions with TM will help me along my path, as well as lead me to new ones, but going forward my perspective is forever altered.

* By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation program.


If you have any questions or comments for Brian, you can leave them on his original blog post here.

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SOURCE: Transcendental Meditation Blog

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