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 public part of this site, I talk about my past struggles with anxiety. As far back as I can recall, 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 I hadn't gotten him $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 its benefits. The actor Hugh Jackman claims TM is "literally one of the best things" in his life. Come on. Really?
Then I learned to meditate. The world spun-off its axis.
What does mediation do for me? 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. Pretty great, right.
If you're even remotely interested, you should check out the website.
Gotta run. Time to mediate.