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Huffington Post: David Lynch's Mission to Change the World
by Marianne Schnall
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9 December 2014
''Mankind was not meant to suffer—bliss is our nature. The individual is cosmic. Let's rock,'' said film director David Lynch, during an interview with Marianne Schnall, published in Huffington Post today. This rare, feature-length interview delves deeply into David's personal experience with Transcendental Meditation and his mission to alleviate stress and trauma through bringing the technique to those who need it most.
David revealed that his first inspiration to start the David Lynch Foundation came from his desire to stop violence in schools. ''I started hearing about students bringing guns to school' he said, 'and then more and more through the years, about more and more violence in schools, metal detectors, no learning, fights in the school, a lot of depression, a lot of pharmaceutical drugs, a lot of illegal drugs—the whole thing that by now everybody's heard about. I thought, wouldn't it be great if students knew about Transcendental Meditation? And one thing led to another and this foundation got born in 2005.''
David feels Transcendental Meditation can help reduce the negativity that so many young people and adults struggle to cope with: ''I always say this negativity that we live under is like the suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity. This clown suit starts to dissolve when you transcend every day. And this gives a person a huge freedom.
''Surface cures are not going to get rid of the torment that's inside the students or the vets or the prisoners or anyone suffering from this torment. Drugs cover it over, but they don't get rid of it. When a human being is transcending every day that torment dissolves. It lifts away,'' David said.
Through the work of David's Foundation, more than 500,000 adults and children around the world have been positively impacted through the twice-daily practice of Transcendental Meditation.
''I've seen so many cases where lives have been transformed for the good and heard so many stories about this,'' David said. ''This technique of Transcendental Meditation really works for the human being.''
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