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Meditation makeover: CEO uses Transcendental Meditation for
by Nancy Slomowitz
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22 April 2012
The Transcendental Meditation technique has been part of my business toolkit throughout my career. However, I didn't realize its significance for many years. I started my own management consulting business in 1993 on a wing and a prayer—with nothing but my determination to succeed. It wasn't until many years later that I recognized the tremendous impact that my TM practice had made in my life.
I learned TM as a child because my entire family practiced the technique. I was the last to learn because it didn't really interest me, but then I saw some interesting changes in my family—they became easier to get along with, and we didn't fight as much or as loudly as we used to. But what really piqued my interest was when my father told me that, if I practiced TM, I could one day be like the genie on my favorite TV show, I Dream of Jeannie. Once he explained that this was the potential of TM practice, I really wanted to learn.
As I was growing up, I had little interest in the scientific and intellectual aspects of TM—I practiced the technique because I felt better after I did it. It wasn't until after I had started my company that I really noticed the impact and the full power of the technique.
Over the years, my employees and my customers were asking me about my ability to deal with the incredible stress of being a company owner and the unique ability I had to handle both left brain (practical) and right brain (creative) activities. I was never able to give them an answer, because I didn't think I was any different than anyone else.
However, as I thought about it more, I realized that the practice of the TM technique for almost 40 years has had a cumulative effect on my physiology, and that has happened without any effort on my part other than consistent daily TM practice.
I realized that there are many other benefits of TM practice that I have taken for granted over the years: better health, greater stamina, and an inner happiness that is always there—to the point that my co-workers often call me ''Sunshine.'' Not that I don't get mad—I do—I just don't hold on to it. I am just happier inside and very comfortable in my own skin. The only thing different about me is that I've been doing TM for almost 40 years.
Global Good News will feature more of Nancy's story, as she goes on to describe what happened during a very difficult period for her company. 'Another experience showed me that my TM practice was having not only an impact on me but also on my company.'
Source: Enlightenment: The Transcendental Meditation Magazine
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