Comments from new Meditators
I heard that TM could help me cope with life’s challenges and a hectic lifestyle (which was in my case being a full time working architect and mum of 3 daughters).
I started meditating in the 80s with the Maharishi movement in New York.
At the time, it helped me overcome an insomnia spell of many years. Five years later when I settled back in Spain I stopped meditating because it was difficult to keep it up without a support group.
Four years ago my youngest daughter (who remembered her own experience of meditating as a child), suggested that we together relearnt TM with the Meditation Trust. At the time, I was about to start chemotherapy for a Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was very upset about being so unwell and having to go through the palaver of a harsh treatment.
During the first year of TM practice, I did not feel significant changes but I enjoyed a peaceful state of mind despite the heavy side effects of chemotherapy. It was during the second year that I became aware of the powerful effects of TM. When I got quite unwell with pneumonia I was able to surrender. By then meditating helped me to be positive and calm. This helped me to overcome the illness and recover very quickly…
During my third year of TM practice I decided to stop using sleeping tablets and anti depressants. The funny part of all this process was that I never expected significant changes and all of them happened in a natural way. Those changes were a surprise to me. It was then that I realised that TM was an amazingly powerful tool that helped me to achieve a more positive frame of mind and a healthier body.
Actually, I guess that the alignment of the cells triggered by the meditation process resulted in behavioural and physical changes that went beyond all my expectations.
During this present year, my health HAS improved enormously which allowed me to take the Siddhi program. This more advanced program really helped me to complete my present recovery. THIS gave me not only a more resilient, calmer and positive approach towards life but made me feel happier than ever before.
“An inspiring teacher can make any subject interesting, but an inspiring teacher and an inspiring subject – well, that was last weekend! I was rather concerned that I wouldn’t have the energy to attend all sessions, having had ME and being prone to big energy slumps. However, I did and actually didn’t feel remotely tired, quite the reverse! It seems almost too good to be true. I have read all the books – now it’s time to put it into practice. I’m very excited. I know I shall get some miraculous results. I already am!”
“Since the TM course two months ago, my life has been definitely challenged (so soon!!!) Among other things, I am shortly to undergo (minor) surgery for breast cancer. I just don’t know how I would have coped with this without the amazing strength and confidence that I seem to obtain from my meditation practice. I have come to the edge of fear and been comforted beyond understanding. I am constantly drawn into a deep sense of peace and can only feel that I was meant to meet you and receive this teaching to prepare me for this experience which I guess is another step on the Spiritual path.”
“I have experienced remarkable benefits pretty much from day one. Notably, my alcohol consumption has decreased dramatically, my sleep has improved and I am much more calm and relaxed. In addition, I have finally taken steps to make changes to my life that I have been putting off for ages. My wife says that the change in me has been amazing and that I am a completely different person to live with and to be around. She claims I am far more contented and happy, and a lot less argumentative. Hence her decision to want to learn TM for herself.”
“Thank you for the incredible teaching that you have given me. It has already made such a remarkable and positive impact on my life. I have been trying so hard for so many years to make a connection and now I feel I have – and it feels as natural as walking. I feel this incredible sense of relief and peace. I especially appreciate the direct and non-esoteric way in which you explained everything – you made it fun.”