Although I heard about “Transcendental Meditation” before, as my dad used to practice yoga and told me about the various forms. I honestly, never bothered paying attention to it until recently, when listening to Ray Dalio talk about it, and how it changed his life.
And then as I researched more, I realized it wasn’t just him, you hear names like David Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, Seinfeld and even Russel Brand and many more who practiced it.
So before I could even spell the word transcendental meditation (ah… thank God for the short form TM), I started reading up about it. And refreshed my memory. And then I simply committed to doing it 15 minutes in the morning and evening, and practicing this muscle that has been ingrained into my DNA as my forefathers practiced it.
Interestingly enough, my paternal side’s family name comes from a group who practiced the arts of drawing sacred geometric designs for yantras (soul diagram, i.e. hidden energy structure), mantras (words to be uttered), mandalas (containers or vessels of the mind or essence) and prayers. Sacred Geometry uses geometric models to help us understand the evolution of consciousness and the divine nature of human beings and the physical world. This sort of art was practiced by the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci himself. Such diagrams would help you tap into the cosmic energy and use it.
Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws – Confucius
Yet, as a Christian, you know the word of God was what brought things into existence. Or was it? If you read into the scriptures, you’ll see the verse that says…
“Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?” - Job 38:5, Holy Bible
Here God is questioning Job, and asking him if he knows this knowledge. It was knowledge that only God could have brought into existence. He stretched the line, as in drew precise lines, and new the measurements of them and their design. He is the mighty designer and creator. Over centuries, the knowledge has been given to man.
So why should you practice TM? Well, it has a lot to do with centering your thoughts, and placing balance back into your life, when you do this, you open up channels, dimensions that would never have been seen. And it’s not difficult. If you do it right, and practice it often, you’ll probably never stop. Great insights can be derived from the Cosmic Energy that surrounds you. Maybe Tesla figured this out, and how we could create energy from the air we breathe. Maybe “there is more than meets the (third) eye”.
Even Michael Singer, Author of The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. and The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection understood the power of meditation and mindfulness. If you haven’t heard about WebMD, then you should read these books!