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Transcendental Meditation ''helped me in every way - I mean, immeasurably'': Hugh Jackman
by Rose Hoffman

Transcendental Meditation Blog    Translate This Article
30 July 2014

In his recent interview on Bob Roth's SiriusXM radio show Success Without Stress, actor Hugh Jackman described how practising Transcendental Meditation has helped him greatly—not only in overcoming the ''nerves'' and fear that arise before performing, but also in developing a clearer, more settled mind that can make ''more authentic'' decisions.

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On the topic of his profession, Hugh admits that like most of us, he found stress and nerves difficult to cope with. He would internalize his nerves and fear, and it distracted him to the extent that his wife would comment, ''Ah good, I got my husband back,'' after he completed something he was nervous about. Hugh goes on to say, ''For me, the best way to handle that was meditation. So I meditated before I hosted the Oscars, I meditate before I go on stage, I meditate in the morning and lunchtime when I'm on a film set. And it's like it resets.''

''I'm not saying I'm never frightened anymore or that I don't have stress, but . . . I like the analogy of a glass of water . . . when you first pour it it's cloudy. When you're stressed, that's what your mind is like, it's kinda cloudy.

''And after I meditate all that sinks to the bottom and the water is clear and the energy is finer, and the decisions you make are more authentic, and I think you're more economical with your energy, with your time, in every way.

''You're more able to listen to other people. And as an actor, that's all you got. Your only tools you really have [are] being present, being clear, and listening. So it helped me in every way, I mean, immeasurably.''

Global Good News will continue to feature the Success Without Stress interview with Hugh Jackman by host Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation.

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Source: Transcendental Meditation Blog

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