Whether you are searching for inner beatitude or simply wish to move through each day with grace, the Transcendental Meditation technique naturally unfolds the wholeness of one’s innermost Self—a sacred place within —the spiritual essence of life. This experience of transcendence is said to be spiritual because there is no material content present in this state—just pure Being.
Neuroscience and Spiritual Experience
During TM practice, the mind effortlessly transcends or goes beyond its busy, active state to become settled and more awake inside. Neuroscience has helped demystify transcendence. Studies on brain functioning during the TM technique verify that the experience of heightened awareness has its own EEG pattern or brain wave signature: high amplitude alpha coherence.
With regular TM practice, this unique and more orderly style of brain functioning, along with increased balance and calmness in the physiology, allows love and goodness to flow spontaneously without having to consciously try to behave more spiritually.
Spiritual growth and enlightenment
Living a spiritual life need not require renunciation. The TM technique is a practice that doesn’t require forsaking worldly involvement or material comforts to enjoy spiritual enrichment. An enlightened state of awareness maintains serenity spontaneously, even in the midst of worldly enjoyment or dynamic activity.
Mistaking the goal for the path
Unfortunately, the goal of many great traditions of enlightenment has, over time, been mistaken for the path, leaving well-intentioned seekers straining to create a contrived attitude of equanimity or mindfulness. The qualities of equanimity, mindfulness, and simplicity often strived for in the name of spirituality are attributes of an spiritual state of consciousness, not the path to it.
Cultivating higher consciousness
Enlightenment, the full awakening of human consciousness, is everyone’s birthright, and with daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique, spiritual growth becomes simple and easy.