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My Journey Through Grief
by Rose Hoffmann
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1 July 2015
After the devastating news of the death of a loved one, Judy Warren describes how Transcendental Meditation 'allowed my body and spirit to process the intense grief and still somehow continue the daunting task of living'. Below are excerpts of her story, ''My Journey Through Grief With Transcendental Meditation.''
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. . . . I began the process of creating my new life and space in Raleigh (North Carolina, USA), where my precious daughter and her family live. In one fell swoop, I had lost my love, my home, and my perception of my future.
I learned TM three and a half years ago. I had meditated in the past, but this technique offered consistent results and was portable in my life in traveling business development. The moment I learned to meditate in this way, I was calmer, more focused, and much more present to my life. [It was] something I felt, but also heard with great consistency from my friends and family. I will always be grateful for the people who inspired me to learn TM not by their evangelism but the way they live and connect in the world, inspirations to us all. I particularly enjoyed the book Transcendence by Norman Rosenthal, as it details in very scientific terms the quantifiable benefits of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
As soon as I could, I meditated with both of my home groups—in Asheville, North Carolina, and a Raleigh-area group that had an unexpected meeting near me. It was a very powerful and loving experience. Meditation allowed my body and spirit to process the intense grief and still somehow continue the daunting task of living. There were so many things to navigate those first few months, things I could never really imagine that were surprising, hurtful, and emotionally jarring. I believe with my whole heart that TM allowed me to function better, heal faster, and manage the intense PTSD that occurs around a traumatic event. It also helped ease the pain of a recent anniversary that caught me off guard with the intensity and suffering it brought.
Meditation allowed me to work, which is actually a greater task than you can imagine, and function in the cloud of grief and pain.
Click here to read more of the article at TM.org
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Judy Warren's article first appeared on the Huffington Post's GPS For The Soul.
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