We talk about life-changing moments, but until they happen we’re not truly sure until after the fact.
This past year I said goodbye to my wonderful dog Abbey, held my wife the morning her father died and discovered who I am.
Abbey was with me through my migraine sessions, always laying next to me until they subsided. My father-in-law was one of the most creative, imaginative and caring men I’ve ever met.
Both of these changed who I am, but it was the 20 minutes I took twice a day which healed my soul and saved me from suicide and depression.
My life up until this year felt as though it were a series of mishaps leading me toward the end of my life. By the end of 2013 I felt I’d lived my last full year and would not live through another year.
When I walked in to the TM center in Las Vegas, I discovered that there were others who had dealt with depression, addiction, and stress in the same ways I had.
They’d taken the pills the doctor prescribed, they’d had their share of being “on the wagon.” None of them felt better until they’d tried TM.
Now, I’m the one touting its effectiveness and leading others to learn the technique.
In the next few weeks my wife will be learning the technique. She’s had her father pass away, dealt with depression and bi-polar disorder. But I know TM will work for her. In the next year there will be a few changes on the blog to reflect my involvement with TM and I hope you’ll talk to a teacher or read David Lynch’s book.
2014 and Transcendental Meditation changed my soul. It made me want to live for myself. It made me want to be a better father, husband, son and human. I care more about the lives around me, though they may not know I’m there, I want them to be at peace with who they are, where they’ve been and the life they have.
TM put my soul to rest about my childhood, my parents divorce and the problems I’d had with my father. I love him, and always will, but I know that we’re different people than we were before and there’s a separation between us that will never be healed. I hope he has a good life, enjoys himself and finds TM and begins to learn.
We’re all going through life learning about who we are, but I feel TM makes us understand who we are and embrace that person and not care about the rest.
Happy New Year and I hope you have peaceful 2015.
TM can have wonderful effects, but don’t forget “the Middle Way”: Western medicine and Psychiatry can have its place as well, so the safest course is to not have any expectations from TM as far as your wife is concerned. If she needs medicine or medical attention, don’t assume that TM will magically do away with, or even reduce, that need.
Perhaps, in the long run, it might turn out to be the case, but in the short-run, don’t make TM a substitute for doctor’s care.
Thanks Saijanai. She’s been on medication for a while. She wants to limit, or reduce the amount she takes.
Thanks for your help as always!