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Jerry Seinfeld: Take a break, folks - practise Transcendental Meditation
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11 February 2014
A clip of comedian Jerry Seinfeld is featured in a new video produced by the David Lynch Foundation with highlights of their 5th annual gala event, Change Begins Within. The gala, held in New York City last December, supported the use of Transcendental Meditation to alleviate severe traumatic stress among military veterans and municipal first responders.
Mr Seinfeld has been practising Transcendental Meditation for 41 years. His monologue drew waves of laughter from the audience, as he gave two examples using simple analogies to illustrate the technique's benefits in daily life.
In the first he drew an analogy between Transcendental Meditation and the charger for a cell phone. If you have a cell phone but no charger, the phone will not work for long. However, if someone gives you the charger and you use it, then the phone will work for you all the time.
Transcendental Meditation is like the charger on a cell phone, he said—use it and it keeps you going all day.
The second took off from the widespread, chronic sleep deprivation in modern culture—a symptom of high stress levels. Judging from the laughter, there was general acknowledgement of Seinfeld's statement that most people get a good night's sleep only about three days a year. This, he said, is probably because when people go to bed they are not able to stop and settle down.
In classic Seinfeld style he concluded by exhorting the audience, 'You are fighting all day and fighting all night—you need a break, folks, you need a break! That's what Transcendental Meditation is!'
See related articles:
∙ Fifth annual Change Begins Within gala honours New York City veterans and first responders
∙ US: Jerry Seinfeld talks Transcendental Meditation at David Lynch Foundation Benefit Gala - December 3, New York
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