I  started meditating in my teens.  Transcendental Meditation bridges the surface with the depth. It makes use of the mind’s natural tendency to seek more satisfaction and then gives the attention an inward direction, so that instantly, automatically and effortlessly the attention is drawn within.

The active thinking mind settles down towards the most satisfying level of awareness. This is the experience of the ‘inner’ that meditation texts have extolled throughout the ages. How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.

The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting. Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort. How do you get a mantra in Transcendental

Bob Roth, Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.