Why would the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique provide great results sometimes and not at other times? This caused some confusion for new meditator and blogger Aaron Sohl. But instead of giving up on his practice, he went to the nearest TM Center for a one-on-one TM Checking appointment with a Certified TM Teacher. To his relief, Checking turned things around.
“This experience emphasized an important key to learning. Humility,” reported Sohl. “Often, if I feel that something is not working correctly, I assume that it’s the practice and not what I’m doing. I have a stubborn side to me that can prevent me from seeking help. I guess it’s a pride thing, not wanting to look like I don’t know what I’m doing. It takes humility to assume that I may be the weak link and not the practice itself. I have been getting better at this, but it’s still a struggle. Fortunately, the TM course has regular check-ins as a required part of the course. It takes the pride factor almost completely out of the picture.”
“Fortunately, the TM course has regular check-ins as a required part of the course. It takes the pride factor almost completely out of the picture.” —Aaron Sohl