Know Thy Self
Know Oneself Through Transcendental Meditation
Each human being is a masterpiece, a source of limitless energy and potential. Within each person, there is a vast well of power, knowledge, and life. Each is created with a mind and a soul that instinctively rises above to meet the infinite boundaries of being.
The quest for happiness, for success, and for a better quality of living is endless among most people. Many look forward to the promises of tomorrow for a more pleasant life. Some, on the other hand, cling to various things for joy and satisfaction. However, do you know that many of the things that most people dream today are actually hidden within them? These are only waiting to be discovered and unleashed.
Transcendental meditation revolves around this purpose – to help a person successfully bridge the gap that separates him from his inner self and to discover the treasures lurking within him in the process. Transcendental meditation can be traced back to the year 1957, originating from India's Vedic tradition. This specific type of meditation primarily works using a certain utterance called mantra. The idea behind this activity is to reiterate the given mantra following specific principles and procedures.
When successfully performed, the result is the attainment of a specific state of mind that is called transcendental consciousness. Once you attain this state, you will experience a sense of tranquility and alertness. These two senses of being may make you think that transcendental consciousness is ironic in nature. However, this can actually be achieved, and the benefits are overwhelming.
Practicing transcendental meditation is a way to calm the body and the mind, to free it from the binds of the material world. You will not need to exert too much effort to achieve this. No concentration is even required. You do not have to do anything. With the mantra as your guide, you will be able to transcend worldly thoughts.
Once free from the bounds of material perceptions, only then will you be able to discover the pool of potentials that you have. Your intellect will reveal to you truths that have been hidden in the depths of your soul and riches that you may never even know exist in you. By looking inward, you keep in touch with yourself and bring to life all those dormant potentials that have been endowed to you since you were born.
The challenge to every person who practices transcendental meditation is to be able to bring his hidden potential out into his daily life. This activity only requires about twenty minutes of your time, performed two times a day, to be able to take effect in its best form. With practice, you can easily learn the technique and witness the changes that it will bring your life. It is geared towards the growth of the entire self. By drawing energy from within, you will be able to improve your outer self and your whole life. Once the gap has been bridged, you can expect to experience a new personality, a new lifestyle, and a much better outlook in life.