My Transcendental Experience
Without A Meditation Tecnique


Do we really need a 'technique' ... or a guru
...in order to have a transcendental experience?

Free e-book and more with your new (free) subscription to the Happiness Hub monthly e-zineEven though I slipped easily into the routine of the 'programme', all this time I still felt that if a transcendental experience were meant to be natural, which I intuitively felt it should be, then why was it considered necessary to employ a meditation technique, typically learned from an Eastern sage or Guru? A childhood experience I recalled seemed to confirm this too.

My experience at the beach as a youngster

I remembered an experience I once had when I was a young boy on Humewood Beach in Port Elizabeth. I don't remember exactly how old I was at the time, but I guess I was probably between the ages of 8 and 10. I was with someone at the time, possibly my mother.

Humewood Beach in the early nineteen fifties

We were reclining in the folding wood-and-canvas deck chairs the city provided for a small fee. The photo above is of the very beach I am talking about, and at about the era I am referring to. And those are the deck chairs like the one I was sitting on.

I remember this next part very clearly. I was sitting there facing the sea, watching the sun reflecting off the rolling waves. People were in the sea, some swimming their way out to the 'ropes' -- ropes which hung down from a horizontal cable so that people could grab on to one if they were drifting out beyond their depth of comfort.

I closed my eyes

I closed my eyes and soaked up the morning sun. In the background I heard the sounds of children playing on the sandy beach -- laughter, yelling, and so on. I realised only afterwards that their sounds had seemed to fade into the distance as I lay back on my sloping canvas of the deck chair. I was not asleep. I was awake -- very definitely and clearly awake. Yet there was a definite and subtle quietness in my mind at the same time.

Changing consciousness gear

Then my mother (or whoever it was who was next to me) asked me: "Would you like an ice cream?"? It was as if I was being pulled upwards and outwards from some kind of transcendental consciousness to a denser, more surface-type level of awareness in order to be able to articulate an answer. I heard the ice cream bell from the vendor walking along the beach.

It was almost an intrusion into my private state of reverie, and it brought with it a disappointment that the transcendental experience had been halted. Yet without that ice cream invitation I wonder whether I would ever have recognised later that I had been in a subtler state of consciousness - close to what I would now call transcendence.

The reason I mention this experience is because it showed me that it is indeed possible to move towards mental quiet without deliberately trying. So, when some 30 or 40 years later I asked the question, 'do we really need a technique', this experience came to me, and I received my own answer: "No, you don't. It can happen spontaneously, given the right conditions."

To Page 4 >> I Transcend Outside My Meditation Session


Have a comment or question, or your own experiences to share?
Click here to access the Submission form


from My Transcendental Experience Without A Meditation Technique to

Unlock Your Happiness
Home Page


To top of page

Table of Contents for this Search For Truth theme


All the themes and pages on this website (site map)


The content on this website and on this page is monitored by Copyscape for plagiarism and copyright infringement. Click this button for important information.

Have YOU had a transcendental experience?

Or, do you have some thoughts about these things? Or a question? Please use the form below.

NOTE: To contact me privately, please click on the Contact Me Directly button near the bottom of the menu on the left.

Write Your Page

Start creating your own page on this site now. It's easy!

Just type into the form below. For additional hints and tips, click on the little ? button next to a heading.

NOTE: You can include a brief bio at the end of your article, as well as your website URL (address) if you have a website. Please note, however, that this site does not offer free advertising. Therefore, any affiliate links or text of a promotional nature are not permitted.

Enter the short Page Title you'd like to use
(the webmaster may edit this to help the search engines find your page)

Translate this page

Search this Happiness site








Choose It






How I Built This Website
I built this site myself, with no technical knowledge or experience, using a 10-year-old system. Now SBI! has an all-new BlockBuilder 2 that is awesome! I intend to create a second site with it and probably revamp this one too.

Click here to see what I mean