Meditation that Sticks
Updated: Oct 26, 2020
Two words: Transcendental Meditation (TM). The easiest meditation that I've ever done. It works. It sticks. And there are trainers to help you get started.
I "tried" to meditate for 16 years and nothing has the staying power that this does. I used to squirm through the shortest meditations (like 3 minutes) before learning this VERY SIMPLE technique and now cannot believe how quickly my daily 20-minute meditations feel.
Best part is that you really can't do it wrong. You repeat a mantra for 20 minutes and let nature do its thing to rebalance you.
There is a fee (sliding scale) and it's not exactly cheap. But, honestly, that's one of the reasons that it's stuck with me. The fee is a life-long commitment and connection to an organization that lives and breathes mindfulness and meditation. And by forking over cash, I am much less likely to blow off my daily meditations. It's an investment that I was happy to make and it's paid off 1000 times over.
Sidebar: I'm pretty sure that I resisted meditation for 16 years because I was afraid that something would bubble up that was uncomfortable or that I would need to face decisions or actions that I didn't want to face. Guess what? Those things happened anyway. Meditation would have really helped me through it. Food for thought in case this resonates.
Check it out: https://tmhome.com/experiences/bob-roth-the-tipping-point-has-tipped/
And here's some background about TM by Bob Roth. Bob is a TM teacher and author. He is the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and a director of the Center for Leadership Performance. And super cool guy. He leads national daily meditation group calls -- five times a day!! -- and always has something relevant and kind to share and keeps it real.