Dr H, I should have recognized a fellow meditator. There’s a certain youthfulness and good cheer about meditators. I learned TM over 40 years ago, and have practiced it ever since. Anyone that has TRIED to meditate, and struggled with it, stopped, restarted, known that it’s what they need but not been able to make themselves do it consistently- needs to learn this practice. TM is pleasurable to do. It’s something you will look forward to. It is effortless. Literally, if you have to work at it, you’re doing it wrong. And yet, for the ease of the practice, it wasn’t something I could teach myself (I tried). I describe it as finding a new gear in your brain that you didn’t know existed (which in fact is a very slow brainwave we typically do not experience). It seems to be taught by direct transmission from the instructors, so yes, do look for a TM center and understand that you are giving yourself a life-long gift by allowing them to introduce you to it.