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Transcendental Meditation: Saving lives, literally - Hugh Jackman
by Rose Hoffman
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2 August 2014
In the conclusion of a recent radio programme, actor Hugh Jackman praises the work of the David Lynch Foundation in bringing the Transcendental Meditation program to at-risk populations. Mr Jackman was being interviewed by Bob Roth, the Foundation's Executive Director, on Bob's SiriusXM radio show Success Without Stress.
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The secret that Hugh has tuned into, writes Rose Hoffman—harking back to previous segments of the in-depth interview in which Mr Jackman talks candidly about the value of his daily TM practice—is that stress is not the things happening outside of himself. Hosting the Oscars is not stress in and of itself—but stress is actually the things happening on the inside. And though it doesn't always seem so, we can make conscious changes that affect the way we unconsciously react to our environment. The Transcendental Meditation technique is one of those changes.
(If you don't want to take it from Hugh, who first learned the TM technique when he was 24 to improve as an actor but later realized it had much more to offer, there is always science.)
Hugh and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, are also very supportive of the David Lynch Foundation and their work to bring the TM technique to at-risk populations. When Bob acknowledges this, Hugh responds, ''Well I think it's so important what you guys are doing. . . . To be at your event is one of the most emotional nights you can ever have because you see peoples' lives saved, literally, and changed forever, through this simple technique.''
The TM technique is not just for those in extreme situations though. It is for anybody and everybody, from children (Hugh and Deborra-Lee first got involved with the David Lynch Foundation after Bob taught the TM technique to their now 14-year-old son Oscar) to atheists (when asked if the TM technique is a religion, Hugh responds, ''No. . . . Is walking a religion?'') to anyone looking to improve their quality of life.
Click here to listen to the full interview.
Source: Transcendental Meditation Blog
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