I've looked into TM but I'm dubious about anything that costs $100s - $1000s of dollars to learn (even if you do get your own mantra) Did Dr. Benson just simplify or demystify the technique of TM or is it something completely different?
I'm doing Roy Master's observation/concentration exercise right now. (Actually free at FHU.com). He says in one of the discussions that it might feel like "your house is burning down' before you get better...
Two weeks into doing his technique 2-3 times per day and I couldn't agree more - I feel so SAD! I have struggled with depression for my whole life but this level of sadness and confusion is unbelievable. I'm spontaneously crying or weeping a few times per day...sulking around, no motivation.
Masters might describe this as the wrongs of the past coming up for review or the subconscious becoming conscious but I feel so sad right now, it's almost new territory despite years of persistent depression.
I'm so confused about what technique to used and my mind isn't right so my judgement might be impaired right now. I don't want a lifetime of meds, etc..I'm actually a very thoughtful and intellegent person - most people don't know I have depression and I'm looking for something permanent (i.e. TM) to help me for the rest of my life.
Anyone have knowledge of these 3 types of meditation or any advice that might be helpful?
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