When my wife makes fun of me (which she does often), she calls me, "Om Shanti." It's because I meditate to stay calm.
No, I don't sit in that position. Are you nuts? It would kill my knees and lower back.
But, meditation has been life changing for me.
In the past, I've written about my struggles with anxiety. As far back as I can remember, I've always been stressed. It's a part of my DNA. If I got 92% on a test, I'd worry why I hadn't gotten 97%. If a judge awarded my client $105,000, I'd worry why she hadn't gotten $110,000.
Trust me, anxiety can be a real bummer.
On December 3, 2016, my life changed forever when I learned Transcendental Meditation ("TM"). Sounds crazy, right?
I felt the same way when I heard other people make outrageous claims about it.
The actor Hugh Jackman says TM is "literally one of the best things" in his life. Come on! Really? Better than sex, drugs, and rock and roll?
Then I learned to meditate. The world spun-off its axis.
What does mediation do for me? Everything.
It makes me feel less stressed. It makes me less concerned about what other people think. I no longer have a constant tight feeling in my chest. I have more energy. Psst . . . don't tell anyone, but the feeling is similar to when I have 2 drinks.
I'm way more fun now - but in a good way, of course.
Am I 100% percent better? No. Not yet. But I am lots better. And they say the benefits are cumulative. Plus, there are no side effects. Sounds good, right.
If you're interested, you should check out the website.
Gotta run. Time to mediate.