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Mark Hess says that his Transcendental Meditation practice refreshes his perspective and allows him to solve problems more easily.



TM allows a wellspring of creativity and problem-solving to emerge
by Enjoy TM News blog by Mark Hess
8 November 2018

The practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique provides me with the twice-daily opportunity to “quiet the inner dialogue.” We are so bombarded by information and exterior elements that our bodies and brainwaves are under constant assault, resulting in the disquieted waters of our inner being.

Quieting the inner dialogue allows for the brain’s waves to settle, to change to another channel, and for a wellspring of new information, new artistic expression, and problem-solving to emerge.

Once I have “touched bottom,” as I call it, I know I have completed the effortless emergence into another level of self, and find myself refreshed and ready for the next conversation.

Resolving the Unsolvable

This has been important for both inner and outer conversations and endeavors.

I have two aspects of my personality that were always doing battle with each other in my early years: the businessman and the artist. The businessman was good and necessary for financial reasons, and also provided me with the analytical and organizational studies so germane to my nature.

The artist, however, would emerge from time to time with a strong desire for expression and provide occasional retreats from the business side of myself.

It was during a meditation in the early 1980s that the notion of utilizing both parts of my personality, simultaneously, arose and became the only reasonable thing to do. From that point forward, I have considered my business projects to be their own types of canvas to be painted, and my artistic endeavors to include analytics in the form of geometric design in various applications.

The Timbre of Our Consciousness

In speaking with younger people, I like to emphasize the importance of what I call developing our inner and personal “timbre.” This is the hum, the buzz of our consciousness, and the energy we project.

With the regular practice of TM, we have a more favorable buzz about us, and our surroundings echo that. We create a natural feeling that is friendly and easy to approach. This helps us achieve resolution more quickly.

In life, we all have challenging situations to face, but it’s how we react to these situations that makes the difference. Our timbre will make the difference. And making the TM technique part of our daily practice helps in this regard.

Moving beyond Boundaries

With a quiet mind, the doors to other creative channels open, and problems that seem unsolvable become resolved. This has happened many times over the years. When I come out of meditation, I have a refreshed perspective on my own world view. I credit my TM practice with allowing me to move beyond my own boundaries.

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