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Inspired by 'long list of hugely successful people who practice Transcendental Meditation' - Blake Ian
by Blake Ian

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1 August 2014

Singer-songwriter and music producer Blake Ian relates how he was inspired to learn Transcendental Meditation after becoming aware of many highly successful people who practise the technique.

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What drew me to the practice initially was discovering the long list of HUGELY successful people who practice it, some of them for decades. I could not believe that so many giants of their industry, some my own personal heroes and favorite artists, had all been doing this same thing every day, twice a day. This could not be a coincidence.


Yoda Meditating

OK, for starters, Yoda practices TM.

Seriously, Star Wars creator George Lucas is a long-time practitioner of TM and [it is said that] he based the Jedi Master character on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who left the Himalayas in 1958 to bring this ancient and much needed practice to the modern western world. The same man who taught my teacher, Harry Martinian, TM in NYC in 1968.

A certain band from Liverpool also studied with Maharishi and practice TM. In fact Paul and Ringo still travel the world with the David Lynch Foundation raising awareness and resources to teach children and veterans the method.


Besides the foundation David Lynch has also put out a wonderful book called Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity—which I highly recommend!

Then the list continued with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese who have apparently been meditating for decades!

Clint and Scorcese

Global Good News will continue to feature this article by Blake Ian, in which he goes on to note famous comedians and other well-known, successful people who practice Transcendental Meditation.

Blake Ian is a NY singer-songwriter, music producer and founder at 27 Productions, and CEO and founder of the social conversation app Dubbed ''New York City's best-kept secret'' by the Village Voice, he has opened for Eric Burdon, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Duncan Sheik—and Donovan on his greatest hits tour in 2003. This story first appeared in Blake Ian's Tumblr blog on April 30, 2014.

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