Transcendental Meditation

How to make Type A sit still for 20 minutes?

Think of a typical Type A personality. High achieving, always on the run. “The Transcendental Meditation program” doesn’t sound like a sequence of words your Type A person would take the time to read out, let alone practice… Yet, think again!

As the video testimonials here below demonstrate: the Transcendental Meditation technique is not just for those who are naturally calm and cool.

The three women quoted here are

A. brilliant, beautiful and successful;
B. self-professed Type-A personalities;
C. deeply in love with their Transcendental Meditation practice.

So, for anyone thinking they are just not cut out for peace and quiet, read, watch and get inspired!

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“Most importantly, it’s a miracle because I can meditate. I’m a type AAAAA-personality. I make Soledad look like she’s hypothyroid. I’m the best thing that ever happened to Transcendental Meditation, because if I can do it, anyone can do it…”

For the hilarious and brilliant talk on Transcendental Meditation by Pamela Peeke, M.D, see this video by the David Lynch Foundation.

type A transendental meditation - nancy slomowitz -videoNANCY SLOMOWITZ, CEO:

“I’ve always been and I still am a very neurotic person. And I’ve always been a Type-A personality, I’ve always been a non-conformist and doing Transcendental Meditation didn’t change that. But what it has done is it’s allowed me to be more comfortable within myself and to be able to manage my own behaviours. I’m a happier and calmer version of myself.”

Nancy Slomowitz, CEO at Executive Management Associates and the author of the book Work Zone Madness! The quote is taken from a wonderful short movie on Transcendental Meditation.

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SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, star journalist:

“I really didn’t think I could do it, I mean, if you knew me, you’d know, I cannot meditate! I have a crazy schedule, I have four small children, I am always going, so the idea of calming my mind, I thought, not possible! But I was able to learn it. I was able to do it, and I appreciate very much the opportunity to take the time and focus and meditate and it allows me to experience a state of deep rest and relaxation that can be game-changing and sometimes life-saver in a crazy world.”

The fabulous broadcast journalist, executive producer, and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien speaks of benefits of Transcendental Meditation in this video by the David Lynch Foundation