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 practice 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 may arise.

Maharishi speaks on happiness
(3 mins)

Inner peace is easy

By adding the calming experience of the Transcendental Meditation technique 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 practicing TM, this process happens naturally and automatically. Studies have found that the Transcendental Meditation program 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 "centeredness" 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 mountaintop to find inner peace. Just practice the Transcendental Meditation technique twice a day.

By adding the calming experience of Transcendental Meditation to your daily routine, inner peace grows. It's similar to dyeing fabric the old-fashioned way—alternately dipping it in dye and fading it in the sun until it becomes colorfast. In that same way, the alternation of the TM technique 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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Marlene Lied, Personal trainer

"TM has brought me a calmness, peacefulness, and energy that is priceless. I experience inner quietness in all aspects of my life, a sense of harmony inside. My life is fulfilled in ways I never knew it could be."

Meena, age 11

"I would say TM makes me very happy. I feel happy inside when I meditate and I feel happy when I am done meditating."