Tears Started To Flow Freely As I Released The Tension From That Day And From Many Others In My Past

Below are excerpts from “How Transcendental Meditation Changed My Life,” written by Paola Varvaro and originally posted on The Huffington Post.

Day One

“My new journey begun that day, after a few minutes into meditation, tears started to flow freely as I released the tension from that day and from many others in my past.

“At the end of my first meditation, I felt much lighter. I felt the benefit immediately. I love my mantra, and I like the fact that I promise not to tell anyone… it feels special. In the deep silence, I found my peace, a softer me, and the anger and despair melted away. As I drove back to Santa Monica, even the terrible LA traffic seemed to soften, and the streets opened up in front of me… I was not hallucinating; on the contrary, I was totally present and alert!”

Two Years Later

“Since my first meditation two years ago, I have been meditating every single day as prescribed…. 20 minutes in the morning […] and 20 minutes later in the day, whenever I can find time and a quiet space. Sometimes the evening practice has been a challenge if I’m working and I can’t really take a break, but I always find the time.

“I look forward to TM every day as it’s a little break from the outside world and my overly busy mind. When I first started TM, I was impressed at how many thoughts normally run through my head, and let’s face it, the majority of them are crap! But little by little, my mind quieted down, and I started to dive within.”

Tough Times

“A few years ago, during the last recession, I was laid off from a job I loved. It was just before Christmas and it was absolutely devastating for me. If it weren’t for some savings and my family’s help, God only knows where I would be today… Since then I have been freelancing or getting little jobs that I really don’t like. TM has helped me through these tough times; it has given me the peace, strength, and focus necessary to look for a great, new job opportunity. The more I connect to the peace inside myself, the happier I feel, and I’m able to bring that happiness to everything that surrounds me.”

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