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Meditation Newsletter September/October -2017

THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER MEDITATION NEWS 2017

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Cary Bayer

1051 Hillsboro Mile, Apt. 604,Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062(954) 788-3380

Woodstock, NY 12498  (845) 664-1883

email: successaerobics@aol.com

web site: http://www.carybayer.com

“The purpose of Creation is the expansion of happiness.”

–Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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CONTENTS

2 New Books Published: Higher Self Meditations  and “Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You;Free Monthly Meditation Webinar; Advanced Technique Available; Living Room Lectures; Meditation Retreats; Article: “200% of Life;” Quote of the Month; Sign of an Age of Enlightenment?; Schedule of Classes; Testimonial; Meditation Now Available by Skype;New Transcendental Coaching; Want to Make Money from Meditation?; Books and CDs;Face to Face to Facebook

New Book Published:Higher Self Meditations

It amazes me that it’s taken me this long (four decades) and 15 other books before I finally wrote a book about meditation. Well, I finally have, and it’s my favorite book of all the 16 I’ve written. It’s called Higher Self Meditations, and its 52 chapters–one a week for a year, if you like to linger with a book–will provide you with an understanding of how to contact your higher Self; give you a sense of the far-reaching benefits of such contact; offer a clear understanding of the higher states of consciousness awaiting you; and will let you see how meditation and higher consciousness relate to the creative arts, philosophy, the sciences, and so much more.

The book is 216 pages long, and is available for $20 plus $3 for shipping and handling at http://carybayer.com/meditation.html, by email at successaerobics@aol.com  , or by calling me at (845) 664-1883.

New Book Published:”Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You

My 48-page mini-book,Star Wars Jedi Mind Training: Affirmations for Aligning with the Force, has been expanded by some 100 pages, and has now been published under a new title–“Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You.  The extra 17 chapters

offer a clear understanding of what the Force is, and its relationship to other spiritual traditions, such as Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, and Judaism, as well as Yoga, Jung, Camelot, superheroes, the Shadow, and mythology, among other topics. It also features a chapter of some of the most profound sayings from the sci-fi saga.   The book will also provide a clear understanding of how to contact the Force, an understanding of the benefits of living with the Force behind you, and dozens of affirmations to help you align with the Force.

The book sells for $20, plus $3 for shipping and handling,

and can be ordered at http://carybayer.com/meditation.html

or at http://carybayer.com/the-popular-culture-series.html

by emailing me at successaerobics@aol.com

or by calling me at (845) 664-1883.

Advanced Monthly Meditation Webinar

The advanced meditation webinars, held for those who meditate, start with me opening the “floor” to questions about your meditation practice and/or understanding of the path of evolution of consciousness. Then, I’ll do a group meditation check. After that, I’ll direct you to a link for a talk by Maharishi, which each meditator can play on his or her computer. Lastly, I’ll take questions, and lead a discussion about the video.

 

Here’s the dial-in number for it:

(712) 432-0075.

You’ll then be asked for a participant code, which is

370690 and the pound sign.

If you’re in front of a computer, when the time is right you can watch the video that we’ll discuss afterwards.  Here’s the link to that video.The upcoming schedule follows below:

Thursday August 17 @ 7 PM Eastern

“On Samadhi,” 1970           15:47

 

Thursday September 14 @ 7 PM Eastern

“Knowing the Self is the One Solution to all Problems”     5:51

Sunday October 29 @ 7 PM Eastern

The Search for More Happiness & Power is Naturally Fulfilled by Meditation   12:35

Advanced Meditation Technique Available

The basic course in Higher Self Healing Meditation is easy to learn and even easier to practice; so, too, are advanced techniques, which you can learn, that accelerate your practice. The second technique, for example, expands the benefits of your daily meditation by opening awareness to the most refined levels of inner silence. Think of it as a fertilizer to speed up your growth. This second technique also improves the mind’s ability to cognize thought at more refined levels so that action can be strengthened, increasing your ability to achieve your goals, and thereby grow in fulfillment. This happens naturally and leads to improvements in all areas of life–physical, mental, and spiritual.

Once you’ve practiced meditation for at least a year, you’re ready to learn your next technique. The cost for this advanced method is half of the cost of the first: $250. What’s more, it can also be learned via Skype and a webcam.

 

If you’d like to enjoy the benefits that the second technique provides, email me at  successaerobics@aol.com or call (845) 664-1883. Testimonial on the 2nd Technique
“The advanced technique has brought me into deeper and more profound experiences where I become much more aware of colors that tie into my chakra’s and become aware of a state of consciousness where I have no thoughts for extended periods along with no mantra and I am just aware of feelings of bliss and joy tied into the colors expanding into my awareness.”

–Justin McCarthy,

Senior VP, Loan Review Manager,Miami, FL

Living Room Lectures

Sometimes the environment we hear something in can make the world of difference with regard to how we react to it. Meditation is no different. Toward that end, I enjoy giving free talks on meditation in the living rooms of meditators. If you’d like to share the benefits you’re enjoying from meditation with your family, friends, and co-workers, let me know and I’d be happy to set up an hour-long introduction to the benefits of meditation and explain to those present how it works and how it differs from other programs of personal growth. To set up a living room lecture, just give me a call at (845) 664-1883.

Meditation Retreats

A number of meditators have expressed interest in deepening their experience with meditation. Toward that end, I created a one-day retreat called “A Retreat into Peace, an Advance in Knowledge.” It provides a day of profound rest, renewal, and healing, in which you get a chance to take another big step toward Enlightenment. Instead of your usual twice-a-day daily meditations, you’ll get to meditate and rest for four hours in a safe and appropriate environment. The deeper experience is complemented by profound knowledge through videos and discussion. What follows is a quote from a meditator who’s hosted many such retreats.

Here are the logistics for the next retreat:

Saturday October 7 in Jacksonville at a site to be named later, from 9:30 AM–5:30 PM.  Investment: $75.  Contact: (845) 664-1883.

“I have found that meditation reduces my stress, and increases my energy, focus, and capacity for joy. Attending a full-day meditation retreat is always a day of profound rest and renewal. It is hard to describe the feelings of deep peace and contentment that follow the experience. Thank you Cary for making it all possible.”

— Patricia Burke, retired RN,Jacksonville, FL

Article: Stealing your Identity & Ignoring your Identity

Americans victimized by identity crimes suffered $24.7 billion-plus in direct and indirect losses in 2012–more than $10 billion more than losses incurred from burglary and property theft. More than 16.6 million Americans were victimized; two thirds suffered direct financial loss: on average $9,650 per person from misused personal data, $1,003 on average from credit card fraud. (Statistics supplied by dailyfinance.com.)

However, there aren’t statistics on losses suffered because people have ignored or misrepresented their identity, but far greater than 16.6 million have forgotten their true identities.

You’re the one stealing your identity when you say you’re father, mother, employee, etc. Every time you cite your religion, political affiliation, or a social role as who you truly are, you ignore your real identity. I’m not suggesting you’re not a Mom or Dad; sure, you are. Clark Kent’s a mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, but he’s also Superman.

Who You Truly Are

You might be a mild-mannered reporter, banker, baker, or candlestick maker, but you have a super self, too. It’s your higher nature, your higher Self, and it’s beyond your perceptions, your thoughts, your feelings, your ego-it’s the Transcendent within you. It’s your secret identity, “secret” because you’re not aware of it. The experience of your identity, even for a second in meditation, brings peace.   Living out of this higher Self on a 24/7 basis–what’s called Enlightenment or Self-Realization–brings peace that doesn’t go away, ever.

You steal this identity when you say: “I’m ADD, (alcoholic, anorexic.” No, you’re not. You might have attention deficit disorder but you are not the disease. The Spanish language understands this. When an American’s stomach gurgles, he says, “I am hungry.” But if you’re hungry in Bogota you say, “Tengo hambre.” Translation: “I have hunger.” What follows “I am” is profound.

When Moses stumbled upon the burning bush and confronted the Higher Power of the Universe, he asked his name, and the answer came booming back, “I AM.” (Exodus 3:14) In India, there’s a proverb: “I am That.” That refers to this unbounded consciousness I described earlier. Popeye grasped this spiritual point-he identifies himself as “I am what I am and that’s all that I am, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man!”

This is important to know, but more important to experience. That’s where spiritual practices like Transcendental Mediation and Higher Self Healing Meditation come in becausethey bring about such contact.I cite each of these because I know from experience, having taught the former from the ’70s through 2010, and the latter since then.And because your true Self is your essential nature, experiencing it, in truth, should be simple to do. For what can be simpler than to simply be who and what you are? Walt Whitman, wrote, “What is common, cheapest, nearest easiest, is Me.” The experience of identity–your true I, and my true Me–occurs in meditation effortlessly and delightfully. Oh, and one other thing: this identity can never be stolen from you.

Quote of the Month

“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

–Maharishi

Sign of an Age of Enlightenment?

Maharishi University of Management, a school whose motto is “Knowledge is Structured in Consciousness,” has been selected as one of Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” based on all areas of campus sustainability–and received a perfect score in the food category, outranking all other universities.

 

Testimonial

“I’ve lived with severe depression and PTSD since I was 7 years old. I’ve tried everything under the sun to improve my quality of life and I’ve had little success.  I’ve even tried other forms of meditation. I was becoming cynical and highly skeptical that I (and others) can ever find true relief from these types of mental illness. Learning about HSHM has given me new hope. It was helpful to have Cary lead the way and answer any questions or concerns that came up. Cary is a trusted source of love and light in my life and I am happy to have such a talented, kind and caring person helping me to heal.”

–M. Downey, ProducerDenver, CO

All New Transcendental Coaching Launched

As many of you know, two of the greatest passions in my career are teaching meditation and coaching. And now the two have come together in a brand new method. Let me explain.

The Higher Self Healing Meditation that I founded in 2010, after teaching Transcendental Meditation for decades and training dozens of its teachers, can give you the experience of the Transcendent, the inner Being within you. When you combine the experience of the Transcendent with an advanced form of coaching you get my newest offering–Transcendental Coaching.

What makes Transcendental Coaching unique is that it draws upon mankind’s ancient timeless wisdom-from the Hebrews, Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, the Vedas of India, and the native Americans of our own continent–to help coach you into the life that you were truly born to live. It incorporates deep knowledge of the way that the Universe operates, so that your life can flow in tune with the Laws of Nature. Enjoy clarity for your mind, purity for your heart, prosperity for your net worth, and spirituality for your soul. It takes into account the knowledge of Karma, the knowledge of Dharma (action in accordance with Cosmic Law), the knowledge of clearly defined higher states of consciousness, and an understanding of the nature of Enlightenment itself. This helps bring your life increasingly in tune with Nature, and to live in freedom.
The result of this attunement is more frequent experience of synchronicities (being in the right place at the right time), less struggle, less resistance to the fulfillment of your desires, and an overall greater sense of your life as a delightful flow.

The prerequisites for Transcendental Coaching are the 3-day training in Higher Self Healing Meditation, and 10 hour-long coaching sessions.

Meditation Training Available by Skype & Webcam

When I taught Transcendental Meditation for several decades, I could only teach it in person. But since founding Higher Self Healing Meditation in 2010, I’m happy to say that the training is now available from a distance if you have a webcam on your computer. Let me know if you’d like to take advantage of this valuable stress-reducing method, even if you live far from my homes in upstate New York and south Florida.

Want to Make Money from Meditation?

When I ran my own marketing/PR firm, I loved thanking anyone who referred a new client to me, by sending a check for 10 percent of the fees generated. I have a similar policy as a meditation teacher. If you inspire someone to become my student, you’ll receive 10 percent of the course fee. That means a check for you of $50 for caring enough about the people in your life that you’d like them to live with more freedom from stress. It’s my way of saying, “thanks.” My thought is simple–who couldn’t use a piece of unexpected income?

I also give you 20 percent of the revenues for any meditation course that you produce or sponsor for me. Sponsoring means finding a time and space for the free introductory lecture and the three days of hour-and-a half classes-it could be your own living room, if you like-and it can also be held on the Internet as a webinar.   I would email you a flyer for the lecture, which you’d then email to the people in your life.   If five people learn to meditate, for example, you would enjoy $500 for your work.

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Newsletter -September/October -17

Cary’s September/October newsletter is now online at http://carybayer.com/newsletter.html

BREAKTHROUGH NEWS

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ’17

CBnew

Cary Bayer

1051 Hillsboro Mile, Apt. 604,Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062(954) 788-3380

Woodstock, NY 12498  (845) 664-1883

email: successaerobics@aol.com

website: http://www.carybayer.com

“Everyone who will can hear the Voice. It is within everyone, but like everything else, it requires previous and definite preparation.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

CONTENTS

New Books Published: Higher Self Meditations and “Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You; Group Coaching on Procrastination 6-Week Program; New Class on Synchronicity; Webinar on Gaining New Healing Arts Clients; 20% off CD Sale; Free Coaching; Affirmations; Quote from the “Experts;” Quotes of the Month; Breakthroughs; The Cosmic and Comic; Factoid; Testimonial about Coaching; Column: “A Transcendental Solution to all Problems;” Schedule of Classes; Meditation Training now Available by Webcam; Want to Write a Book?; Higher Self Healing Meditation; Blog Cabin; Face to Face to Facebook; Referral Fees; Books and CDs

New Books Published:

Higher Self Meditations

It amazes me that it’s taken me this long (four decades) and 15 other books before I finally wrote a book about meditation. Well, I finally have, and it’s my favorite book of all the 16 I’ve written. It’s called Higher Self Meditations, and its 52 chapters–one a week for a year, if you like to linger with a book–will provide you with an understanding of how to contact your higher Self; give you a sense of the far-reaching benefits of such contact; offer a clear understanding of the higher states of consciousness awaiting you; and will let you see how meditation and higher consciousness relate to the creative arts, philosophy, the sciences, and so much more.

The book is 216 pages long, and is available for $20 plus $3 for shipping and handling at http://carybayer.com/meditation.htmlby email at successaerobics@aol.com, or by calling me at (845) 664-1883.

“Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You

My 48-page mini-book, Star Wars Jedi Mind Training: Affirmations for Aligning with the Force, has been expanded by some 100 pages, and has now been published under a new title–“Star Wars” Yoga, the Force, & You.”  The extra 17 chapters offer a clear understanding of what the Force is, and its relationship to other spiritual traditions, such as Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, and Judaism, as well as Yoga, Jung, Camelot, superheroes, the Shadow, and mythology, among other topics. It also features a chapter of some of the most profound sayings from the sci-fi saga.   The book will also provide a clear understanding of how to contact the Force, an understanding of the benefits of living with the Force behind you, and dozens of affirmations to help you align with the Force.

The book sells for $20, plus $3 for shipping and handling, and can be ordered at  http://carybayer.com/meditation.htmlor at http://carybayer.com/the-popular-culture-series.html,

by emailing me at successaerobics@aol.com or by calling me at

(845) 664-1883.

Group Coaching on Procrastination Starting in October:

Breakthroughs at a Fraction of the Cost

Some people at the end of my classes tell me they wish that coaching would cost less. While I’ve always kept my rates very competitive with respect to other life and business coaches, I’ve come up with a form of coaching that’s so inexpensive virtually everybody can afford it. It’s called Group Coaching.

It takes place on a conference line phone call for no more than six people, and it focuses on one topic. Each person in the group will get individual coaching on each call, while everyone else listens and profits, having your issues repeatedly brought up by other people because we stay focused on the topic of procrastination. A group consciousness also develops, enabling a synergistic effect to usher in breakthroughs for one and all.

The author of How to Overcome Procrastination Now, who’s been leading workshops on the subject for the past 15 years and coaching people on the topic of procrastination for as many years, I look forward to helping you create breakthroughs in overcoming this insidious and debilitating habit.

The hour-long sessions will take place from 8:30-9:30 PM Eastern time and will be held on six consecutive Tuesday nights:

October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14.

The program is open to the first six people who register. The cost for the Group Coaching Program is $30 per session if 6 people register, $35 per session if less than 6 register. If you’d like to guarantee your spot, call 845-664-1883.

New Class: Synchronicity–How to be in the Right Place at the Right Time

My newest class is on Synchronicity, and it’s available to be presented either in person if you live in an area where I teach or by phone if you’re not. Producing this or any of my classes means that you take it for free, receive 40% of its revenues and bring breakthroughs and maybe some magic into the lives of the people you reach by such an undertaking. If you’re interested you can contact me at successaerobics@aol.com or by phone at (845) 664-1883. In the meantime, here is its description below.

Synchronicity: How to Be in the Right Place at the Right Time

There’s nothing quite like being in the right place at the right time.  The word for such “magical” moments is synchronicity, which I like to spell as Synchroni City, the capital of the state of Grace.   Synchronicities are a bit like being in the zone–you can’t create them or will them–as they come to you as gifts.  There are things that you can do, however, to increase the possibilities that such gifts flow to you–and do so in abundance.  And those things that you can control are the subject matter of this workshop.

You’ll come away from this class with a variety of tools that you can use right away–such as ways of thinking, speaking, and behaving that can put you in tune with Nature’s ways so that your life feels more and more like a flow. You’ll also come away with an understanding of what causes synchronicities; and you’ll learn how you can set up your inner antennae to increase the chances that you’ll pick up their wondrous signals.

Webinar to Gain New Healing Arts Clients

On September 6, my 4-CE seminar,

“How to Gain New Healing Arts Clients”

will begin. (Massage therapists will get 4 CEs.) It takes place from 8:30-9:30 PM eastern time–with ALL sessions recorded for playback at your convenience.Dates for the webinar are:

Wednesdays September 6, 13, 20 & 27

In this 4-part webinar, you’ll learn:

  • specific mental techniques to awaken your Success Consciousness that will transform you into a perpetual client magnet
  • how to turn almost anyone you meet into a client
  • how to comfortably network to tap a powerful referral stream

Uniquely qualified to grow a healer’s business, I was:

  • the keynote speaker at the American Massage Therapy Association national convention
  • the marketing coach for more than 400 different healers, the author of the Grow a Rich Massage Business trilogy of books, as well as Healer, Heal Thyself.

This class cost $120 in the past, but is being priced now for just:

  •     $49.99 if payment is in by August 27, a saving of more than $70
  •     $59.99 if payment is received by September 3, a saving of more than $60.
  •     $69.99 after.

I’ve coached Oscar-winners Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Pietro Scalia (JFK, Black Hawk Down), Emmy-winners comic/director David Steinberg (Academy Awards presentations) and Judy Henderson (Homeland), and Quality Inns. I also owned a marketing and public relations firm for 18 years, and was in charge of the company’s New Business Program. If you’d like to register, call 845-664-1883. <

20% Off Sale in September/October:

CD–“Spirit & Money: Prospering by doing what you Love”

In this 2-CD set, you’ll learn how to use your God-given talents to attract revenue streams by doing the work that you love. This can turn a tolerable livelihood into a passionate “lovelihood.” It also helps empower those who are already doing what they love to market their services more effectively by learning the holistic art of marketing, and come to see that selling itself, when it’s done from the heart, can be graceful and as innocent as child’s play. This two-hour class was recorded live in Las Vegas, NV in 2006.

The 2-hour CD sells for $25 plus $3 for S&H. Through October 31, you can get it for $20 plus S&H.You can order the CD by calling me at (845) 664-1883,or emailing me at successaerobics@aol.com.Don’t purchase it on the website, as the shopping cart doesn’t have the discount built into it.

Free Coaching

To celebrate September, the month of my wedding anniversary, I’m offering a complimentary half-hour coaching session for the first person who contacts me by phone (845-664-1883), or by email at successaerobics@aol.com  who want to have some breakthroughs in his or her life. It’s my way of giving thanks for the great life that I’m blessed to live. There are only four restrictions, but please read them carefully:

1) You haven’t already received a free coaching session from me.

2) You’re not currently involved in a series of coaching sessions with me.

3) You book the session within three days of winning, so if you call or email, check my response and respond in time. If you forget to do this, someone on the waiting list will take your place, as happens from time to time.

4) You take the session before September 15.

Affirmation

Here are several affirmations from my series on procrastination, success, relationships, communication, and the inner journey, which are available in five ebooks and three CDs.

“Animals add love and joy to my life.”

–Follow Your Yellow Brick Road: Provisions for your Inner Journey http://carybayer.com/the-affirmations-series.html 

Are you the Designer for my Next Book on The Wizard of Oz?

 

I’m working on a book about The Wizard of Oz that will be published some time in 2018. Would you like to be the designer for that book? If you or someone you know might be interested, pls. contact me at (845) 664-1883 or by email at successeaerobics@aol.com.

Quote by an Expert

“Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.”

— Dr. Dionysys Larder,science writer and academic1828

Quote of the Month

Courage

“Who dares wins.”

–Motto of the British Special Air Service

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”

–Eddie Rickenbacker

Breakthrough

Two Japanese companies are building two huge solar power islands that will float on reservoirs to provide energy for the nation’s 127 million people without relying on nuclear power. Before the Fukushima meltdown in 2011, the country got 30% of its power through nuclear energy

Source: DailyGalaxy.com

The Cosmic & The Comic

“There’s often a thin line between the comic and the cosmic, and that on the frontier can be found the doorway to psychic rebirth.”

–Tom Robbins

Factoid

The Federal Savings and Loan League discovered that 90% of the accounts surveyed were dormant after being open for six months. This means they had a balance of $10 or less and that there was no one making deposits or withdrawals.

Testimonial on Coaching

“Cary Bayer’s work is wonderful! Whether he is leading you around the twists and turns of the human psyche, the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz, or the scholarly ancient text of The Bhagavad Gita, Cary’s down-to-earth stylesdasd, humor, and gift for storytelling make for accessible and fascinating stuff no matter what the subject.”

–Karen Gavrilo, Founder, DirectorRed Pearl Yoga

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Syndicated “Life 101” Column

The column below ran in syndication in a variety of wellness publications, including Together Arizona  in the past.

The Principle of the Second Element:a Transcendental Solution to Problems

Life has no shortages of problems. Yet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, with whom I learned how to teach meditation, stated that, “The answer to every problem is that there is no problem. Let a man perceive this truth and he is without problems.” This is radical statement that flies in the face of everything you know about problems. Government committees study problems. The problem with studying problems, as the Law of Attraction knows, is that you get more problems. So, instead of analyzing problems we should focus on expanded solutions. Governmental solutions typically throw money at problems instead of finding solutions at a deeper level. When trying to lift people out of poverty they often recommend painting the buildings in poor neighborhoods, but invariably overlook holistic solutions, because their consciousness doesn’t think holistically. They don’t respond to comprehensive programs that raise the consciousness of poor people. Politicians usually ignore the wisdom of Einstein, who said, “Existing problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them.” Trees suffering from withered bark, leaves, and fruit don’t become healthy by watering each damaged item. They’re solved by watering the root. In other words, the solution lay in a hidden area, invisible to the eye, beneath the earth.

Medical doctors often make the same error, treating colds, flues, and viruses with antibiotics, but rarely treating underlying causes, such as compromised immune systems, and lives that are out of balance. Maharishi introduced a radical new idea: that solutions to many problems also rest in an area of life not visible to the naked eye. The hidden Transcendent is the root of your life. Contact with this second element, not typically considered when analyzing problems, brings freshness to your mind, relief from stress to your nervous system, and joy to your heart.

Maharishi recommended a one-word solution to our problems: “Nivartadhvam.” It’s Sanskrit for transcend or retire (from the gross physical level of your life) to the Transcendent Source, and then retire from that retiring by bringing your awareness back to the world you’re familiar with. The expansion of consciousness that comes from such short-term (20-minute) breaks from daily living gives your a fresh perspective, that’s much richer than fresh coats of paint.

People who smoke cigarettes attempt to wean themselves from this deadly addiction with products like Nicoderm, and people who use heroin are weaned with drugs like Methodone. Meditation, on the other hand, introduces a fresh way of seeing that inspires meditators to live healthier lives. Instead of having to try to quit smoking or drinking or drugging, for example, they often find that such unhealthy habits fall away by themselves. Sometimes the meditator doesn’t even realize the habit is gone. In the early days of Maharishi’s U.S. teaching, his TM technique was often called The Great Automatic because meditators were automatically living healthier and happier lives without even thinking about it. Now that’s a solution worth looking at.