At some time in our lives, we have all been at a point were we are searching for answers. Searching for peace. Whether we want to admit it to ourselves or not, a carefree life in which we are content with where we are and with what we have is what most, if not all, of us want.
Unfortunately, we seek peace, relaxation and “happiness” in doing things, staying busy, eating bad foods, drinking alcohol, abusing drugs and spending tons of time on the internet, particularly on social media sites.
All of these methods have only temporary alleviated the pain and discord in our lives. Similar to the affect Tylenol has on a sprained ankle. It doesn’t fix the problem, but masks it.
The fix and the solution to inner peace is, in fact, inside each and every one of us. Tapping into that source regularly is not only instrumental for mental health, but also provides significant physical benefit.
There are many excellent sources that teach about different types of meditation. Interestingly, people who put these sources together do an excellent job… Hmmm…. Anyway…
One of the best sources that I have come across in my own quest towards “enlightenment” is The Transcendental Meditation site (by the way, this is a non-sponsored review).
At first glance, the peaceful scenes of normal people meditating provides immediate comfort. The home page is simple, and serves as the epicenter to a web of information regarding transcendental mediation.
- Definition of meditation and differences between each type
- Research backed evidence that meditation is beneficial in many areas of life. Not to mention that articles cited are from top medical journals, such as JAMA
- History of meditation
- And, thorough instruction on how to meditate, including a personal consultation for a transcendental meditation teacher
After your personal consultation, you can decide to pay $975 for personalized instruction with a certified transcendental meditation teacher. If you choose not to go this far, their blog offers frequent articles and there is a weekly newsletter subscription option that you can opt in to for regular updates and motivation.
A side note – another blog to consider visiting is ZenHabits.net for meditation instruction.
I hope you consider including meditation into your daily lifestyle. It is difficult, just as incorporating regular exercise into your day can be challenging. Just remember that 20 minutes per day of exercise and meditation is a small investment towards a longer, healthier life.
Do you have experience with meditation? Share your thoughts below!