We all know how it feels when we are tired, when we are stressed. If we sleep well in the night, the next day is brighter, more enjoyable. The need for deep physiological rest is of great importance. We all need more tolerance, less anxiety, frustration, and anger. On one side life improves, on the other side it dumps down into tiredness. This meditation naturally enhances one's ability to get along better with others, to have a bigger perspective on life, and to be able to enjoy more fulfilling friendships. By dissolving stress and broadening our awareness, appreciation grows and forgiveness is natural. The yogis say that the purpose of life is expansion of happiness. All of our programs embrace that which is life-supporting and real. To build a tall building we need a strong and deep foundation. We are born with incredible equipment - we need only use it.
Students of this mental technique usually enjoy benefits of the practice right from the start. They report benefits in terms of warmer relationships, less anxiety, improved self-confidence, increased problem-solving ability and greater creativity. The individual spontaneously radiates greater positivity and harmony in society as a whole. Stress leaves many sleep-deprived, tired and uneasy. We have the technology to release deep rooted stress and there is no need to try and live with it. In a Time Magazine cover story in August 2003 it was reported that over 10 million people in the U.S. claim to practice a type of meditation every day!
With TSM meditation there is no reason why all people cannot enjoy life more, why they cannot enjoy unshakable peace and joy in the midst of dynamic activity.
If at any time over the past thirty years you were to ask a psychologist's advice on how to grow wiser, happier and more successful, the chances are that he would marvel at your naivety in assuming that there was a reliable formula. Perhaps you might have been lucky enough to find a psychologist interested in self-development techniques and ask him if he could recommended any.
He may well have replied that it really didn't matter what you did with your eyes shut - all techniques were the same unless of course he has invented his own technique, in which case he might recommend that one.
The vedic system of meditation is time-tested with it's roots in the ancient texts of the Veda. Rely on something that has a history instead of something just recently invented by a doctor or a scientist. The vedic technologies have been tested over lifetimes.
Self-Actualization is a type of psychological growth indicating holistic evolution of consciousness evolved by Abraham Maslow. The techniques that produced high marks all came from the ancient traditions like vedic meditation and Zen.
Modern techniques invented by scientists in laboratories came in a group at the bottom of the pile. Their effect was no greater than the placebo techniques such as sitting with eyes closed.
Psychologists have long thought that significant psychological growth does not take place after the age of 18 to 20 and that any growth that does occur is slow and haphazard. Significant gains in self-actualization have been reported in studies on ancient meditation techniques (see www.pubmed.gov).
Those qualities found characteristic of self-actualized people: