Results do depend on the successful practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. But in this case “successful” in most cases simply means “frequent”.
In terms of successful meditation, the rule for Transcendental Meditation is simple: anyone who can think a thought, can practise TM, because the Transcendental Meditation process is as natural as the thought process.
Throughout the years the idea has developed that it is difficult to correctly practise meditation, and that not everyone should expect to be successful. This had to do with the misunderstanding that developed around meditation that it requires some sort of focus, a forced state of the mind in order to come to silence. Concentration is difficult, often uncomfortable, and requires a lot of discipline.
Transcendental Meditation has absolutely nothing to do with this. The two most important words to describe the TM technique are “easy” and “natural”. That is why even children with ADHD, who even struggle to sit quietly with their eyes closed for 5 minutes, can easily and successfully practise the TM technique (see adhd). Similarly, people who have a lot of fear or a lot of anxiety or are very stressed not only find their TM practice easy, but even pleasant, because the state of inner rest found during TM practice offers such a great contrast to their daily life.
Good to know: For all the results of the scientific research that you can find on this site, what is shown is always the average value of a large group of average people. Some people will do better than average, but the average value offers the most trustworthy marker of what you should expect for yourself. This is why this website focuses more on scientific research than on personal success stories, which may only represent the best results.