All successful relationships are based on giving. But we can only give what we have. Often by the end of a busy day our reserves of energy are depleted and there is nothing left for friends and family. Relationships inevitably suffer. Transcendental Meditation contributes to more successful and fulfilling relationships, and increases our ability to give more, in a positive way.
It reduces stress and tension, a major barrier to good communication, and develops a more mature and tolerant personality. TM has also been found to develop broader awareness, greater happiness, and refined feelings and emotions. All these result in a more positive and warm personality capable of enjoying deeper relationships and a richer personal life.
A study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation program, employees showed improved work and personal relationships, in comparison to controls from the same work.
Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal 1993 6:245–262
Take Care of Yourself First
The few minutes spent every day taking care of ourselves by practicing Transcendental Meditation, increases our capacity to respond to the needs of family, friends and colleagues.
Through this simple process of allowing the mind to settle to quieter levels and experience a state of restful alertness where the body is deeply rested and the mind fully alert, deep rooted stress and fatigue are dissolved in a natural way.
This unique state produces very high levels of coherence or orderliness in the functioning of the brain, which results in the experience of increased peacefulness, harmony, mental clarity, and the ability to see things in perspective. By adding the calming experience of the Transcendental Meditation technique to your daily routine, inner peace grows. As a result of the mind being calmer, people report that they feel less stress and pressure at home and work.
It is always true that if we are more positive and open towards others, they reciprocate by becoming more open and positive towards us. In this way, the inner development brought about by Transcendental Meditation is reflected in more rewarding relationships of every type - business, family or social.
These individual benefits of Transcendental Meditation have important societal implications too. When individuals become less stressed and use more of their creative potential, they naturally contribute more positively to society.
Rachael, Fashion Designer:
"Since doing TM I feel more in control, more balanced, more creative and able to cope in situations that would have got to me before I started meditating. My friends and family say I am more calm, compassionate and focused. I can really feel a change in myself and think it is one of the best things I have ever done. I wish I had found it sooner as it would have helped me enormously, especially through my degree were I felt massive stress. It is truly a gift and I now appreciate life."