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A simple, straightforward exploration of Transcendental Meditation and its benefits from world authority Bob Roth.
Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen.
What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation teacher named Bob Roth, who has spent the past forty-five years helping many thousands of people access their innate creativity and power through this simple, nonreligious technique. Roth’s students range from titans of business and the arts to federal prisoners, from war-scarred veterans to overworked moms and dads.
Medical experts agree that the epidemic of stress is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. While there is no one single cure, the Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life’s challenges. With scientifically proven benefits— reduced stress and anxiety, and improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory, to name a few—this five-thousand-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems.
Once a skeptic, Roth trained under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the twentieth century’s foremost scientist of consciousness and meditation, and has since become one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. In Strength in Stillness, Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation in a new, accessible way. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation—Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, and Self-Transcending—and showcases the evidence that the third, Self-Transcending, or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely accessible, effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience.
Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and obscure theory, Strength in Stillness offers a clear explanation for how Transcendental Meditation can calm the mind, body, and spirit.
About the Author
Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. Over the past fifty years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people, including billionaire CEOs, Hollywood celebrities, combat-scarred veterans, and inner-city youth. He currently serves as the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, and also directs the Center for Leadership Performance. Bob is the host of the SiriusXM radio show, Success Without Stress, and speaks frequently about the science of meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Wisdom2.0, and Summit. He is the author of Strength in Stillness.
Praise for Bob Roth and Strength in Stillness
“Transcendental Meditation is the single most important reason for any success I have had in my life. Bob Roth’s Strength in Stillness masterfully distills the essence of this technique so that anyone can understand how it works—and why they should learn it.” —Ray Dalio
“Strength in Stillness is a master class that makes Transcendental Meditation accessible for everyone. I love Bob Roth, I love meditation, and I love this book.” —Arianna Huffington
“I can’t say enough about Bob Roth and Transcendental Meditation. Stillness, true stillness, of both mind and body, is a gift. TM taught me how to access that stillness and open that gift every single day.” —Michael J. Fox
“Bob Roth’s Strength in Stillness is the simplest, most engaging, and easiest-to-understand guide to Transcendental Meditation—a technique I have come to rely on to help me navigate my wonderfully challenging, at times stress-inducing life.” —Gwyneth Paltrow
“People sleep better. People have better relationships. People interact with other people better. I am one-thousand percent better when I do it. Meditation Bob: He’s got it!” —Oprah Winfrey
“I’m so lucky Bob is in our lives. Anxiety is like my family plague. I come from a line of neurotic Jewish women who need Transcendental Meditation more than anyone!” —Lena Dunham
“My wife and I love Bob. He’s really helped us and our son, Oscar, who was a stressed, anxious kid. Now I see him blossoming and owning the things that make him unique. In many ways, Bob saved him during a difficult time.” —Hugh Jackman
"TM is so simple to learn; it's so simple to practice. Yet the amount of restoration that comes to you—the benefit across your life—well, it changes everything." —Cameron Diaz
“It is the only time that I have that stillness. It gives me this peaceful feeling. I just love it so much.” —Ellen DeGeneres
“The beauty of TM is that it’s so forgiving. You can’t do it wrong.” —Robin Roberts
“Bob Roth’s Strength in Stillness is so needed right now in history, to lend assistance to the way forward for all of us. Every single word written is a lesson that will enhance our lives.” —Stella McCartney
“Bob Roth taught me to meditate. He is a secular swami, a gentle evangelist of the transcendent. This book will guide you to peace. He is for real.” —Russell Brand
“In this well-argued book, Roth, a transcendental meditation instructor, explains that the mantra-based technique can reduce stress, raise productivity, and increase happiness. . . . Those looking for more information on this popular technique will find Roth to be an effective, lucid guide.” —Publishers Weekly