Welcome to the topic of meditation. Meditation got lost and crooked through time, and today we can find a lot of different versions of reflection on the internet. But have you tried Transcendental meditation (TM)?
What is Transcendental meditation (TM)?
I will try to describe it as best as I can.
Transcendental meditation is a whole new page in your life.
You see, you need a teacher for this type of meditation. It is the complete process of going through initiation and giving something of your own to your teacher. That is a tradition where you show respect to your Guru, who brought this information to you. Information was passed through generations, and this is why you need to learn these techniques from a reliable source.
But how do you know what is a reliable source?
You go back, where all started.
TM was introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi, in short, meaning “great seer” was an Indian Guru and a leader.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi became a student and assistant of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati in the region of Himalayas. Maharishi introduced techniques of Transcendental meditation to India and the world in 1955.
Why is this so important?
Because today there are more than 40,000 licensed TM teachers and more than six million people who are practicing TM.
He invested in thousands of teaching centers and hundreds of schools, universities, and colleges. Maharishi also created health supplements and organic farms. Today we have the power to get his products all over the world.
Experience of Transcendation
Maharishi stated that transcendence is an inner essence of every human.
The experience of transcendation is the most therapeutic in the whole universe. It releases stress, illnesses, and makes a better society by sharing positive energy. And the best thing is, it is suitable for everyone. Transcendation gives you peace, joy, health, strength, and intuition. It lowers negative emotions, such as anger, anxiety, and sadness. Increases focus, energy, and inner power. Nothing can come close to the experience of transcendation.
What are the different types of meditation?
There are three different types of meditation;
Those methods are based on a controlled focus on some object, image, idea, or emotion. That can be very exhausting and hard to do. In this type of meditation, you try to control breathing. Sometimes the focus is also on body posture.
This method can be very relaxing. Your job is to be an observer of your thoughts and emotions. You let your attention drift from one place to another. You observe your mental experience without reacting to them.
This category includes methods that aim to transcend their activity. Such methods allow the mind to transcend the very process of meditation spontaneously. There are extremely few techniques in this category.
Where did I get my TM training?
First of all, I was skeptical as all of you probably are. But that is the best possible scenario.
I heard about TM from my father, who is practicing this method for 30 years. He always has fantastic mental clarity and focus, which he probably enhanced with TM.
I did my first practice of Transcendental meditation in Slovenia, Ljubljana. The organization is called ATMA CENTER. Everyone who joined the group knew that we had one of the best teachers out there. Andrej Rus and Darja Kogej are licensed and recited teachers of TM. They are practicing TM since 1984, and they were both in contact with the great teacher himself, Maharishi. They also studied on an academic level at Maharishi University in ZDA, and that is what separates them from the others. They have helped over 3.000 people, releasing stress, and living a better life.
You can check their site here, but it is in the Slovenian language.
However, if you don’t know where to search for a great TM teacher, we got you covered. You can check this website https://www.tm.org/ and watch for the “FIND TM TEACHER“ button.
What happens in TM meditation?
Transcendental meditation is like diving deep into the ocean. On the surface, there is a lot of noise which can be distracting at first. But when we go deeper, there is much less noise and more peaceful.
Every thought is like a bubble of air, which begins at the bottom of the ocean. When it ascends, it becomes bigger and bigger until we can see it on the surface.
Similarly, our thoughts are created in our consciousness. When they are created, we barely notice, until we perceive it on a conscious, superficial level of mentality.
The picture clearly states what the TM technique does. It takes our attention to the source of thought, which is a state of pure consciousness.
‘Transcendence’ is, therefore, a process in which we progressively experience earlier stages of thought ever – until we reach the very origin of the idea.
Why do we want to experience earlier stages of thought?
The earlier levels of the thought process are more creative. There are more ideas and more solutions to these more profound levels of thinking. Thinking is more complete rather than fragmented. Things are more connected, not separate.
Very successful people have excessed to these more profound levels of thinking. So they have more ideas, they see more solutions, and they are more creative.
- Elon Musk,
- Cameron Diaz,
- Nicole Kidman,
- Hugh Jackman,
- Oprah Winfrey,
- Jim Carrey,
… and many other successful people practice TM.
Transcendental meditation mantra
In initiation with your teacher, you will get your transcendental meditation mantra, which you will use trough meditation. It will help you get into more subtle thoughts, which are more rooted in our consciousness.
I want to find out more about TM!
If you are interested in TM, you can check
Another option is that you purchase a book by Peter Russel. I have read it on my own, and it is full of useful information about TM techniques. It also covers the history of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his teacher Swami Brahmananda Saraswati.
You will see all the great benefits of TM and why it is the most natural and most beneficial type of meditation.
TM was single-handedly one of the best things I have experienced. When you join your TM organization, you will have your teacher for life, taking you through the process of personal growth and leading you on a path to spiritual awakening. Not only that, but you will also have the opportunity to attend group meditations and guided weekends, where you will get to know and share your experiences. I encourage you to try TM and start living a stress-free life!