Inner Peace: A Mind-Body Experience
It's not enough to affirm yourself to inner peace. You have to experience it in the physiology. The deep restfulness experienced during TM relaxes the body and allows it to release stress and built-up fatigue. When your nervous system is less tense, you can react more calmly to problems that arise.
Inner Peace is Not a Passive State
True inner peace is the sense of calm and "centredness" needed to be effective in today's busy world. In sports, they call it "the zone", where athletes perform at their peak while maintaining a calm, comprehensive point of view. You don't need to retreat to a mountain top to find inner peace. Just practice Transcendental Meditation twice a day.
By adding the calming experience of Transcendental Meditation to your daily routine, inner peace grows. It's similar to dying fabric the old-fashioned way—alternately dipping it in dye and fading it in the sun until it becomes colour fast. In that same way, the alternation of TM and activity quickly produces a state where you are never overshadowed by stressful experiences. No matter what problems arise, you face them with a strong steady state of mind.
Inner Peace is Easy
By adding the calming experience of Transcendental Meditation to your daily routine, inner peace grows easily. The natural tendency of the mind is to go in the direction of more happiness and peace. When practicing TM, this process happens naturally and automatically. Studies have found that Transcendental Meditation reduces anxiety, depression, and even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Meena, aged 11
"I would say TM makes me very happy. I feel happy inside when I meditate and I feel happy when I am done meditating."