After forty years of T.M. I've watched the organization grow from a time before Fairfield Iowa. I watched Chopra and Maharishi take over the world with great information and programs. The fallout of the T.M. movement has been incredibly profitable and has provided very comfortable lives for the corporate entities that have grown out of it. I have to say that the symptoms of PTSD are not fully dissolved with T.M. but it does help somewhat. T.M. works great for ADD and ADHD. The most interesting thing about T.M. from my experience is an important step in the walk to higher consciousness.
It's terribly important to understand that it is just one part of the process that is necessary to manifestation and creation. T.M. removes us from reality and places us into a state of complete insulation from it. A place where the stresses and strains of the day can not touch us. It is a perfect silent communion with the river of life, with creative intelligence and with nature to an astonishing degree.
My first meditation was so memorable it is like it was yesterday. It was as if the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. For a closeted 17 year old terrified teen this not only prevented suicidal thoughts (and actions) but it also provided a lifetime of relief from unimaginable internal stress associated with living in a world from this perspective. I could access complete stress-relief in critical moments when the world was most harsh cruel or relentless. I found myself hundreds of times in my life dipping into the stream of the Absolute to automatically find immediate answers to life-saving questions, or to just seek out peace which is guaranteed by meditation.
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I can not imagine what my life would have been like without T.M. It's important. It was a transition a rite of passage and a large piece of the answer to the questions of life love and what it is to be human. The experience is the embodiment of silence from which we experience the absence of time space and other cosmic effects. You also witness perfect forgiveness in meditation. We may not carry it with us outside of meditation back into the relative motion of our days but while in meditation doing the right thing, knowing the right thing always comes to us, and sometimes with life-saving consequence. This is what has been provided to me by meditation many times in my forty years of practice.
I hope anyone who reads this post who have never practiced Transcendental Meditation are forgiving of the T.M. movement for their mistakes. They are just human and have fallen to the seven deadly sins no less than anybody else. The seduction of corporate greed spares no one. But this does not change the credibility of the Transcendental Meditation technique Maharishi brought to the United States so long ago. So if you don't confuse the message with the messenger then you can give yourself the gift of T.M. without reservation. You can experience peace love and joy in ways you only dream of and as it was intended to be. It is a birthright and one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.