The study shown here is a meta-analysis of all scientific studies ever carried out around the effects of different meditation techniques on self-actualization (42 studies in total, 18 of which were TM studies)
The average effect of all other techniques ever researched showed only a small effect. The average effect of the TM studies is 3 to 4 times as big.
- In Transcending = being yourself. we describe that the extent to which someone is successful in life depends for a large part on how much one is able to remain oneself. This can be measured objectively, as can the effects of TM on it.
- To transcend means to go beyond all mental activity, all thoughts, sensations and perceptions, to experience this silent state of pure awareness. … It is not a trance-like state or form of self-hypnosis, but a settled, peaceful, expanded state of awareness that is completely natural to every human nervous system.
- How much someone is able to remain oneself can be measured through a psychological benchmark called self-actualisation. Based on the measures developed by the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, after having studied a large group of exceptionally successful individuals, both personally and professionally, he discovered that successful people all had one thing in common: they were much better able to remain themselves, regardless of the situation they found themselves.