By December you may feel that you’re dragging your feet through to the end of the year, just getting through the last weeks of work and indulging in the festivities of the season. The relaxation gained from having a holiday can inspire you to start the New Year in a positive way; resolving to exercise regularly, cut out chocolate or be more organised. But…
Why do New Year’s resolutions almost always fail?
To change our habits we have to change our brains.
Our brains are a product of every experience that we have. We hard wire our brains by repetition. Learning to play an instrument or drive a car can seem impossible when you first try it but once you get the hang of it you can do it without thinking.
Habits, good or bad, are similar.
Neuroscientists recognise that nerves that fire together, wire together. If we always clean our teeth before going to bed, the nerves associated with them continue to fire together and the wiring gets stronger and it is easier to do. If we always give up when confronted by an obstacle, we reinforce our habit of failure.
It is like having a well trodden pathway in a forest; it is much easier to stick to the track than fighting through the undergrowth. Likewise in our brains, we tend to defer to past patterns of behaviour because the pathways in the brain are already laid down.
In order to change the way we live, we have to expand our minds and do it on a regular basis.
How can Transcendental Meditation help foolproof your New Year’s resolutions?
Transcendental Meditation allows the mind to go beyond the experience of the surroundings, the physical body and even the mind itself. Transcending is like lifting the individual out of the maze of past experience, addictions and habitual behaviour to experience a sea of all possibilities.
During the practice of Transcendental Meditation the individual awareness experiences the subtlest level of life, identified by quantum physicists as the Unified Field. The Unified field is a field of infinite potential. It is a state of complete freedom and reservoir of creativity.
Experiencing unbounded awareness regularly during meditation allows this state to become integrated into daily life. The feelings of freedom and invincibility become a permanent part of our reality. Brain imaging shows that latent parts of the brain are found to be woken up.
Meditators report that they feel mentally clearer, procrastinate less, have more energy and experience greater emotional stability. It is like having the enthusiasm and rest that is gained from a holiday with you all year. In this state it is much easier to implement any positive changes in to your life and let go of negative habits.
Make learning Transcendental Meditation your New Year’s resolution and the rest will take care of itself. By establishing your mind in the field of all possibilities there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Do you have 1 hour to discover how to change your life?
The first step to learning Transcendental Meditation is to simply attend a free 1 hour introductory talk at our centre on York St in the CBD. Please fill out the form below and indicate which date you would like to attend (seats are limited). Here are our upcoming dates:
Wednesday 6th of January at 5:30pm
Thursday 7th of January at 12:30pm
Sunday 10th of January at 2:00pm