The Journey Inward – Rewiring Your Brain For Clearer, Calmer Thinking


“You’re still who you are. Your mind is just in a better place. It doesn’t change you. It changes your physiology. It changes your mind. It changes how you deal with everything else.” Read more

“I Would Plant My Happiness Outside Of Me—And That’s The Worst Thing You Can Ever Do.”


“Before TM, it was difficult for me to sit in stillness or be calm… I avoided anything that required stillness or being calm like the plague! During yoga I’d avoid shavasana—corpse pose—because I didn’t like being still with myself. I had become so addicted to being stressed that my body would reject stillness by distracting myself with constant movement. …Now I look forward to my meditations and live for moments of stillness.” Read more

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My Only Regret Is That I Didn’t Find This Practice Twenty Years Ago


“As someone with a creative AND whirlwind mind that moves a mile a minute, balancing my creative ideas with spinning, whirling, self-sabotaging thoughts has always been a challenge. My mind was always “ahead” of the rest of me, and this imbalance caused chaos in my personal life…” Read more

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I Woke Up And Realized Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong


“I’d sobbed and wailed myself to sleep, night after night, desperately praying for a solution to my grief and an end to the deeply dark sadness in my soul. I never could have guessed it would come in the form of something as simple as meditation.” Read more

When I Hung Up The Uniform, I Kind Of Fell Apart


When Paul Downs retired from 11 years in the Marine Corps, he “kind of fell apart.” He recounts, “The traumas that I brought into the Marine Corps caught up. That led to a pretty detailed plan for suicide.” Read more

My Three Favorite Tools For a Healthy, Happy Life with Soraya Bakhtiar


The world of fashion has become a cyclone that whizzes through each season, and despite the overwhelmed audience left in its wake, the storm only continues to gather speed. At the eye of this confusing whirlwind, Soraya Bakhtiar can be found, calm and confident. Read more

Choose A Meditation Practice You’ll Stick With


Modern life is demanding and stressful, and in a lot of ways, meditation is the perfect antidote. But while having the intention to meditate is one thing, establishing and maintaining a regular practice is another thing entirely. Read more

Meditation Is Not All “Listening To The Wind And The Trees And The Birds”


“I actually was not a believer in meditation. I always thought meditation was something that you had to clear your head [to do], which was something that I was really awful at. I thought you had to focus on something…but it was surprisingly really easy.” Read more

The Power of Habit: 6 Ways to Prioritize Your Transcendental Meditation Practice


Creating healthy new habits is a worthy pursuit any time of year! Any old Monday can be just as a much of a fresh start as January 1st. We hope these tips will help you find ways to create more time for yourself and your TM practice, no matter when you start! Read more

Finding Stillness Beyond The Surface


“I feel more depth and equanimity…there is a part of me that is deeper and unshakable. That part offers a little whispered voice during those really tough moments, that says: this is the surface. There is something beyond this, and you are fine there.” Read more

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