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4 July 2008
On 4 July 2008 The Guardian reported:
Filmmaker David Lynch hasn't missed a day of his Transcendental Meditation practice in 34 years. He explains how the technique takes him to an ocean of pure consciousness, pure knowingness, and a sense of happiness emerges. Transcendental Meditation is the vehicle that takes you there, he says. He has set up his David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace so that students and teachers can have the same experience.
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David Lynch explained to the Guardian that when he first heard of meditation he had no interest in it until he heard the phrase 'true happiness lies within'.
The Guardian quoted him as saying, 'I began to think that maybe meditation was a way to go within.'
As he was searching for 'a way to go within' his sister called and explained that she had started practising Transcendental Meditation. The happiness that was reflected in her voice made him want to learn the technique.
He learned Transcendental Meditation in 1973 and has continued the practice twice a day, every day, since then.
He explained to The Guardian his first experience of transcending. 'I sat down, closed my eyes, started this mantra, and it was like I was in an elevator and they cut the cable. Boom! I fell into bliss—pure bliss. And I was just in there.'
The director added, 'It seemed so familiar, but also so new and powerful. After that, I said the word ''unique'' should be reserved for this experience. It takes you to an ocean of pure consciousness, pure knowingness. But it's familiar, it's you. And, right away, a sense of happiness emerges—not a goofball happiness but a thick beauty.'
He explained that transcending through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique is easy because 'it's the nature of the mind to go to fields of greater happiness. It naturally wants to go.'
He added, 'The pleasure of life grows.'
Because of his positive results—which include increased intuition, decreased negativity, along with 'the joy of doing'—and because he saw these same results and more in students who practised the technique, he created the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
The Guardian quoted him as saying, 'I saw the results of schools where the students and teachers practise Transcendental Meditation—where the student learns to dive within and unfold the self, that pure consciousness. Grades go up and test scores improve; students and teachers have less stress, less anxiety. The joy of learning and the joy of teaching increase.'
The David Lynch Foundation was formed to raise funds to grant to schools around the world so that thousands of students could learn the Transcendental Meditation Technique.
He told The Guardian, 'I am doing this not only for the students' sake, for their own growth of consciousness, but for all of us, because we are like lightbulbs. And like lightbulbs, we can enjoy that brighter light of consciousness within, and also radiate it. I believe that the key to peace is in this.'
For further information, The Guardian article suggested visiting http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/ and http://www.askthedoctors.com/.
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