Symptoms of Incorrect Meditation

Boredom - finding excuses (usually ridiculous) to skip meditation
Head pressure or pain during meditation but not previous to that particular sitting
Lack of benefits during the day
Lack of deep rewarding sleep
Lack of focus during the day

Solution: Take the next semi-annual refresher course in September (listed above)

Symptoms of Correct Meditation
By Mike Scozzari

Every meditation student on this list (over 800 now) will remember learning about the signs of correct meditation. A dramatic decrease in breathing is accompanied by several other symptoms including changes in mantra and bodily activity. To help new students identify correct meditation practice and move in that direction, one only needs to know a few simple basics. Basic instruction in four lessons with free follow-up lessons – anyone can master the practice.

Even within the first week students report that they are sleeping better and deeper. They wake up earlier and feel refreshed and rested. New students often remark, “When I am meditating regularly then I wake up like clockwork. Since starting meditating I wake up feeling great. I just wake up easier.” These benefits are usually occur right from the start.

We know meditation is something good for all people. The fact is, when meditating you need not believe that it will work. It works regardless of fluctuating moods, circumstances or acceptance.

TSM Meditation is an ongoing progressive process

Meditation helps to free the mind from daily negative interactions as well as stressors of life which may lead us to face various behavioral and attitudinal problems in our lives such as short temperament, depression, frustration, jealousy, grandiosity, infatuation, psychosomatic disorders and many more. Meditation is an ongoing
progressive process that gradually allows us to touch the serenity and relate to the inner tranquility located within us all.

We push the button and let go. It’s a simple technique and one is never required to concentrate or focus the mind, control the breath or apply any effort to get results. There is no goal to achieve during meditation and one learns all you need to know to allow the mind and body to move in the direction of deep rest and relaxation.

It’s too much work!
Regulating one's body, regulating one's breathing, and regulating one's mind – this approach is common with other methods of meditation. It’s simply unnecessary. It’s a waste of time and strains the mind. If you want benefits, work and effort will work against you. It’s opposed to the very nature of the mind!

The Silent Mind
This technique allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought — pure awareness, also known astranscendental consciousness. This is the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness — your innermost Self. In this state of restful alertness, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.

When you quiet the mind and enter the silence of your own source, you experience a restful vacation from the things that don't necessarily serve you much of the time. The constant barrage of worrying, planning, rushing, and fretting that most of us deal with in heavy doses on a daily basis is the very thing that raises our stress levels to a point of compromising our immune function and overwhelming us mentally and emotionally. The societal expectations we have to produce and perform
and to be successful at all things can, at times, take us to the breaking point physically, mentally, and emotionally. Being in a state of meditation allows you to transcend the distractions of thoughts, emotions, and physical pain. Meditation allows you to go beyond into a state of pure consciousness or being. It is in this state of pure being that you access your higher self and connect to a universal flow of  knowing and intellect. Here we realize that we are human beings, not
human thinkings.

Once learned students are able to rely on what they have learned. There is no need to be dependant on any belief or figurehead and no conversion or faith is needed. If you want to receive all the benefitsof meditation, it's common to practice twice a day for 20 minutes at a time. If you look forward to meditation you are probably practicing it correctly. If it becomes difficult, take a free refresher. It is easier to meditate correctly.

One of the most important things you can do to reduce stress in your life is to meditate

Learning how to relax is difficult for some of us. We cram as many things into our days as possible, all to keep just slightly ahead of the curve. If you're stressed out it doesn't matter whether you're a huge success or are barely getting by. The longer you endure stress, the greater your risk for all kinds of health problems and emotional imbalances.

Many people come home from work, pop open a beer or smoke a cigarette, and zone out in front of the television. They think they're getting some stress reduction from this behavior, but the truth is they're just pushing away their true feelings. In recent years, many have turned to editation for relief from stress. Meditation is one of the best tools you can use to reach a heightened state of peace and awareness. It only takes a few minutes a day to see a difference in your life.

If you are tired of simply dealing with stress as it arises, it's time to learn how to not only manage it, but also permanently immunize yourself to it. One of the most important things you can do to reduce stress in your life is to meditate. At its simplest and most effective, meditation allows you to overcome the causes of your stress by giving you the clarity you need to react correctly to the stressors in your life.

The meditation technique of Transcendental Stress Management (TSM) is based on the ancient Vedic tradition of enlightenment in India. The Vedic masters have handed down this knowledge from generation to generation for thousands of years. When we teach the TSM technique today, we maintain the same procedures and effectiveness as the teachers of thousands of years ago.

“All good things happen naturally. The sun rises at dawn and the darkness of the night disappears—naturally. No one is required to make an effort for the sun to rise. Life is NOT suffering—life is bliss.When you walk towards the light, darkness does not grow stronger—the light grows brighter.” Vedic Rishi

November 1, 2007

Avoiding Your True Power Afraid To Meditate

Too Busy to Meditate Means You are Too Busy There are times when we feel the pull to meditate but are swayed from it by the excuses that spring to mind. We may think that we are too busy, have no time to ourselves, or that we do not have the right place to meditate. Our minds can think of dozens of reasons to put off meditation. But those are even stronger reasons to look past the illusion of the hustle and bustle of daily life and to connect to the place within that intersects with the timeless power and limitless potential of the universe. From that place we can experience that potent stillness that exists at all times, and it is only as far as away as our breath.

It might be useful to ask yourself why you would put off something so beneficial to your peace of mind and general well-being. There may be fear that if you were to stop your frantic pace, your world might fall apart, and then you would have to face the undeniable reality of who you really are and the results of the choices you have made. You might be afraid that you will be forced to make huge changes in order to align yourself with the universe and harness your true potential.
Sometimes the frustrations of the known world seem less scary than the possibilities of the unknown. But the truth is that when we cooperate with the universe by creating our lives from the truth of our being, life becomes less of a struggle and more of a process of living blissfully on purpose.

Finding yourself alone for a few moments can give you the opportunity to turn within to infuse a sense of calm wisdom to your work. Whenever you can take the time to recenter and refocus, it will remind you how beneficial it is to connect to your source. Then you will make the time for longer sojourns of spirit, because once you are rejuvenated and enlivened by knowing that you are made of energy and light, you can channel the power to create your life in alignment with the highest
potential of your soul.