This recent quote by the Dalai Lama has a lot of folks talking. Myself included.
“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” — the Dalai Lama
What is “transcendental meditation?” This is one type of meditation, albeit one of the more popular types in various cultures across the world. The technique can be readily practiced daily by those who want to get in touch with the universal transcendental consciousness.
The name of the technique is derived from the word “transcendent” which is derived from the latin word “transcendere” which means “to climb across.” Transcendent in our modern idiom would simply mean “that which goes beyond.” Thus, etymologically, transcendental meditation means that the technique is designed to enable the mind to climb across or to go beyond its limits, and attune itself to the transcendent consciousness. (How’s that for groovy?)
Transcendental meditation is easier than most people would have you think. And there are many inherent benefits, for children and adults alike, including:
Transcendental Meditation enhances Brain Functioning
Transcendental Meditation Enhances our Creativity
Transcendental Meditation reduces stress
Transcendental Meditation improves health
Transcendental Meditation Improves our Personal and Social Relationships
Transcendental Meditation Develops our Spirituality
I think I’ll take the time to go into each of these in a little more detail and depth in the coming posts. Stay tuned…