you become more and more you."
sink or swim.
It became clear that I was sinking when I felt work suffocating me, panic strangled my relationships, and I choked on basic decision making. I knew I better roll over and start doing the backstroke, or I would surely drown
I had an initial appointment with a therapist which went ok, but I kept hearing and reading about a technique called transcendental mediation- and I am a true believer that if you keep hearing or reading about something- you really should listen and check it out. After going to the initial introductory class I knew this was something I wanted to explore, but I'm not going to lie, it was a bit much for my budget. I had a choice.....2 months of therapy once a week, or 4 days of TM class.
I chose meditation, and after only one week of 20 minutes twice a day, I am a believer.
The TM technique is super easy. The Mayo Clinic describes TM as " a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.”
Thoughts come and go, and that's ok. You're allowed to look at the clock every once in a while to see how you are doing on time. You don't have to sit in a fancy pretzel position, and you are allowed to scratch your itch.
I'm the girl who can't sit still- and I am starting to look forward to those restful moments every day.
Every time you mediate, a layer of stress dissipates.
I feel lighter and less reactive. I have witnessed full potential and unlimited energy. I am running better, sleeping through the night and am genuinely happy. I know that everything will be ok. Period.
David Lynch compares TM to the sweetness of a donut:
"This is a donut. It is very sweet and good, but if you've never really tasted a donut, you don't know how sweet it is. Meditation is like that. Transcendental meditation gives an experience much sweeter than the sweetness of a donut."
I must admit friends- it's pretty damn tasty. If you want a bite, check out this website: