Happiness is the goal of life
Transcendental Meditation spontaneously and naturally develops our ability to experience permanent peace and happiness from within the mind itself.
Like winter sunshine warming the face, bringing a sense of wellbeing and joy, so too when the full strength of Nature's creative intelligence saturates our mind, the mind likewise automatically feels joy, happiness and bliss.
"It is possible for everyone to go deep within and saturate their mind with inner happiness, with that unlimited pure intelligence that dwells at the source of thought."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation
Adding Transcendental Meditation to our daily routine
When we practise Transcendental Meditation (TM), the activity of the thinking mind automatically subsides like a wave into the ocean and our individual intelligence becomes unified with Nature's almighty intelligence while remaining fully alert.
This experience - of our individual intelligence becoming supported with Nature's intelligence - is effortlessly achieved with the practise of Transcendental Meditation. Millions of people throughout the world who practise TM experience the peace and happiness this brings on a daily basis.
Inner happiness supports our happiness in the external world
Constant happiness is seldom found in the external world if we do not also experience happiness from within. Anyone who can think can very naturally experience this field of inner happiness with the practise of Transcendental Meditation, regardless of whether our circumstances are favourable or unfavourable.
Practical indicators of happiness
Serotonin is our "happiness hormone", and it is depleted by stress and anxiety.
A study at the Institute for Neurochemistry in Vienna measured the concentration of serotonin metabolite 5-HIAA, before and after the practice of Transcendental Meditation. They found a 50% increase in serotonin after TM.
The following charts show the comparative decrease in anxiety levels, increased integration of brain functioning and reduced depression, stress and burn-out in practitioners of TM as compared to other meditation and relaxation techniques.