The Transcendental Meditation technique gently restores, heals and nourishes one’s inner self—allowing you to give more to others. Giving is the basis of healthy relationships. The most fulfilling relationships result when we can give to one another freely without being overly concerned about receiving back. But one can only give from what one has—or from what one is.
Stress affects relationships
If someone seems emotionally unavailable to you, perhaps they are not available to themselves. Stress, anxiety, depression, ill health (physical or mental) or just plain tiredness inhibits our ability to be naturally loving, forgiving and fun to be with.
In a relationship, if two people are concerned only with receiving and meeting their own needs, then no one gives, no one receives, and the relationship can be a source of unhappiness.
When both people in a relationship are secure and content from within and not dependent on each other for their personal well-being, there can be maximum giving and maximum receiving—and the relationship is a source of joy. Read article “Let’s Talk About Relationships” by a female psychotherapist.
TM improves emotional stability
During TM practice, the mind effortlessly transcends busy or agitated levels of thinking to fathom the quiet depths of consciousness, where one experiences the true, inner self—a silent wellspring of love, happiness, and creativity. Simultaneously, the body gains profound rest, deeper than ordinary relaxation, dissolving knots of accumulated stress that restrict our ability to love.
People may learn the TM technique for many different reasons—deeper relaxation, improved memory, reduction of blood pressure—but perhaps the most widely appreciated benefit is getting along better with others. Even just a few days after learning the TM technique, meditators report they feel less stressed and have greater patience, and are more lighthearted, caring and compassionate.
When you’re fulfilled within yourself, more open and fully present, you’re better able to be there for others. Nothing is more charming to others than someone emanating self-sufficiency and inner bliss.
Relevant Scientific Research Findings on the Transcendental Meditation program
- Decreased stress
- Reduced depression
- Increased calmness
- Increased tolerance
- Increased self-actualization
“Since I have been meditating I have had deeper more meaningful relationships in both my personal and professional life. It has allowed me to give more of myself because I feel a greater sense of peace and happiness within.”Nadine Cohen