Giving is the basis of healthy relationships. The most fulfilling relationships result when we can give to one another freely. But one can only give from what one has—or from what one is. The Transcendental Meditation technique restores, heals and nourishes one’s inner self—allowing us to give more to others.
Stress affects relationships
Stress, anxiety, depression, ill health (physical or mental) or just plain tiredness inhibits our ability to be naturally loving and fun to be with. In a relationship, if two people are concerned only with receiving and meeting their own needs, then no one gives, no one receives, and the relationship can be a source of unhappiness.
When both people in a relationship are secure and content from within and not dependent on each other for their personal well-being, the relationship can be a source of joy.
TM improves emotional stability
During TM practice, the mind effortlessly transcends busy or agitated levels of thinking to fathom the quiet depths of consciousness, where one experiences the true, inner self—a silent wellspring of love, happiness, and creativity. Simultaneously, the body gains profound rest, deeper than ordinary relaxation, dissolving knots of accumulated stress that restrict our ability to love. (Read article “Let’s Talk About Relationships” by a female psychotherapist.)
People may learn the TM technique for many different reasons—deeper relaxation, improved memory, reduction of blood pressure—but perhaps the most widely appreciated benefit is getting along better with others. Even just a few days after learning the TM technique, meditators report they feel less stressed and have greater patience, and are more lighthearted, caring and compassionate.
A study among management and employees in the car industry concluded that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, employees had better work and personal relationships, as compared to control persons in the same work places.
When you’re fulfilled within yourself, more open and fully present, you’re better able to be there for others. Nothing is more charming to others than someone emanating self-sufficiency and inner bliss.