Along with mitigating stress levels and improving health, the TM technique strengthens the deeper aspects of a soldier’s personality—his or her emotional stability, contentment, strength-of-self, and self-directedness.
Self-actualization, a concept popularized by psychologist Abraham Maslow, is a measure of the development of an individual’s full potential—determining the extent to which an individual has realized his or her true purpose for living. A fully self-actualized person is self-motivated and self-directed—having transcended the desire for peer acceptance.
Qualities of a
- Accurate perception of reality
- Acceptance of self, others and nature
- Naturalness and simplicity
- Autonomy—independence of culture and environment
- Discrimination between means and ends—between good and evil
Through the Transcendental Meditation PROGRAM
This meta-analysis of all available research (42 independent study results) indicates that practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique increased self-actualization by approximately three times as much as procedures of contemplation, concentration, or other techniques.
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