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.

Maharishi speaks on happiness
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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 practising TM, this process happens naturally and automatically. Studies have found that Transcendental Meditation reduces anxiety, depression, and even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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 practise 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.

Transcendental Meditation in Action

Ellen DeGeneres: "I open my eyes and I'm sad that it's 20 minutes later" (2 mins)


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Maya Shen  Medical Worker

"I am a busy medical worker with 20 years' experience of meditation. Though I knew there was a principle of "effortlessness", I did at times feel the spontaneous ‘effort' being used. Having practiced Transcendental Meditation, I finally discover how easy, simple and effortless it indeed is. Looking back, the past mystery is now all solved!"

Lucy Xie, on TM

Lucy Xie

"With better intuition after practicing Transcendental Meditation, I am able to have more accurate judgment in life. People having long-term practice of Transcendental Meditation appear to be more at peace, more youthful and more welcoming. This is indeed a simple way that leads to a happy life. I hope everybody will come to experience such excellence and beauty of Transcendental Meditation."