In this video below, Howard Stern interviews Hugh Jackman.
In another recent interview
Hugh Jackman discussed the fundamental role that Transcendental Meditation (TM) has played in his personal and professional life. This is what he said:
“Transcendental Meditation changed my life.”
“Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!”
“The activity of being a husband, a father—those are roles, too, but underneath them is the spiritual center that connects us all, and that’s what’s most important.”
“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”
When asked how he could get any free time for Transcendental Meditation in his busy life, he answered:
“Everyone takes a shower every day, and we don’t complain about it. We do it out of discipline. There will always be an excuse not to meditate…. The ego says, ‘You don’t need to meditate, man. You’re really busy. What about the kids?’ But do I say, ‘I can’t shower today because I have to make time for the kids?’ No.”
The video below from the David Lynch Foundation shows several more examples of just how powerful TM can be for those who are suffering from traumatic stress. It also shows why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governmental institutions are supporting the TM technique.
Transcending = Activating our own inner healing power
When stress can accumulate throughout life, it will eventually disturb the natural functioning of our nervous system, resulting in all kinds of psychological or physical health problems. It is estimated that 80 to 90% of all diseases are directly or indirectly related to stress.
Transcending allows the body to remove even our deepest stresses, and thereby remove the cause of most health problems. We have a far greater ability to heal ourselves than we believe.
Hundreds of studies, including more than $25 Milion on TM research in cooperation with the US National Institutes of Health, the biggest health research institute in the world, have confirmed the effects of transcending on our health. Below are findings from both the Cleveland Clinic and The American Heart Association.
“Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking… A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.”
The American Heart Association scientific statement concluded that the TM technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure and recommends that TM may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. The statement also reported the finding that lower blood pressure through Transcendental Meditation practice is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke. Hypertension, 61:00, June 2013
5) How can I learn to transcend?
Transcending is effortless and pleasant to do, it can be learned by anyone, and gives immediate results.
The experience of transcending can be achieved only in a completely natural and effortless way. It is an experience of complete, inner silence that cannot be achieved by trying to be quiet. The more we try, the more we keep the mind active. Trying to relax is a contradiction in terms. That is why most “meditation” methods that require concentration have limited effect.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead a person, in a completely natural way, to the experience of transcending.
If one has had this experience once, then the mind remembers it and, afterwards, it can go back there spontaneously, in a totally natural and effortless way, provided that one uses the correct technique. This technique is taught step by step, during four consecutive meetings. This initial training course is followed by a extensive program of follow-up meetings to ensure continued correct practice.
6) Do you have 1 hour to discover how everything can change?
The first step to learning Transcendental Meditation is to simply attend a free 1 hour introductory talk at our centre on York St in the CBD. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you with our schedule of upcoming talks.