BEST thing I’ve done in my whole entire life.
No hyperbole. Truth.
Despite a lot of really smart people encouraging me to do it, I put it off for years.
It just seemed … weird. For those woo-woo people who smell like incense.
I mean, how is sitting on my butt and observing my thoughts going to change anything?
Besides, my brain never stops darting from thought to thought to thought. It’s always been this way. It’ll never be different, no matter what I do.
So last November, I stumbled upon an old book called Science of Being and Art of Living by Marishi Yogi. It was all about something called Transcendental Meditation (TM).
I was intrigued, to say the least.
But I’m a hard, modern science kind of guy. So I scooped up another book called Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation.
The book was FULL of research on the effects of TM on brain health, happiness, productivity, compassion, confidence, patience (yes, please!), as well as improved health markers like blood pressure and cardiovascular function.
Sold! Sign me up!
I contacted my local TM center, attended the 4 classes, got my mantra, and never looked back.
For the past year — my one-year TM anniversary is this Sunday — I’ve consistently sat my butt down in the closet for twenty minutes, twice a day.
(I know, you ain’t got time for that. Make time. I wake up at 5am just so I can meditate before I tackle the day. Believe me, it’s totally worth it.)
Let me tell ya, every single positive TM effect I read about has come true. All of it.
I can’t tell you how many times someone has told me that my “energy is different.”
Because it is.
Honestly, I feel a little high all day. Way more chill. Waaaay less reactive. More patient, understanding, and connected. Productive AF. And just plain blissed out all the time.
My only regret is not doing it sooner. I could be levitating by now.
(Kidding … kinda.)
If this sounds like a commercial for meditation, that’s because it is. Stop thinking about it and do that sh*t.
If paying the fee to learn TM is out of the budget, no worries. There are all kinds of free meditations you can do — Vippasana, Kundalini, Zazen, Mindfulness, etc.
Pick one. Start with 5 minutes in the morning … or whenever. Build from there. Then get ready for your whole entire life to change. For real.
Anyway, on today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, discusses 3 more benefits of daily meditation. If you’re feeling stressed, you’ll want to hear this.