I recently got a chance to meet up with Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation at their New York offices. I spoke to Bob about his Transcendental Meditation journey, as well as the wonderful work of the foundation.
Needless to say, I was surprised to see the recent headline in The Wall Street Journal: "Meditation Has Limited Benefits, Study Finds." I've been researching the effects of meditation on health for 30 years and have found that it has compelling benefits.
It occurred to me that one method, perhaps the most important, was being overlooked or, at the very least, deemphasized so as to be lost in the maelstrom of advice. I am referring, of course, to meditation.
While there's no silver bullet, San Francisco Unified boasts a unique approach to tackling the biggest threat to student achievement: stress.The Transcendental Meditation technique is simple, and easy to learn and implement.
Just as nature utilizes storms to collect disparate energies and ecologically regenerate, so also the artist synthesizes the complexities of human experience in the encounter with wholeness known as Art.
If we want to move the zeitgeist forward, we have to see "giving back" in a more exciting and meaningful light than we did previously. We're optimistic that we're not too dumb to change the world, but instead we're just slightly... dare I say it... ignorant.
David Lynch, the film director, is a long-time meditator and speaks about transcendental meditation (TM) with veracity and authenticity. His message is clear: TM practice reduces negativity. Who doesn't want that?
What do I have in common with Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Brand, Oprah, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, and Russell Simmons? Probably not all that much, but... we all practice TM, Transcendental Meditation.
Playing music coincides directly with the essence of meditation, and therefore it's no surprise that the two are again linked with today's launch of the David Lynch Foundation's newest venture -- DLF Music's "Download for Good."