A wonderful collection of quotes by celebrities and famous people worldwide who practise the Transcendental Meditation technique. We anticipate this varied list will grow even longer year after year so keep watching this space!
Dr. Mehmet Oz on TM: "It’s like; imagine the ripples on top of an ocean. And I’m in a rowboat, reactively dealing with the waves and the water coming into my boat. What I need to do is dive into the deeper solace, the calmness beneath the surface."
Paul McCartney: "Meditation is like a lifelong gift. It’s something you can call on at anytime. I think it’s a great thing"
Actress and Model Eva Mendez: “I’m actually huge into meditation, (Transcendental Meditation), and that really helps create not only a sense of balance… this is going to sound clichéd, but [also] serenity and kind of a calm state of mind. And not that I’m like that all the time, but it helps me deal with life’s ups and downs, coming from more of a centered place. Also, it helps with creativity…”
Photographer and DJ Moby: "One of the things that impressed me so much about TM when I finally learned it was its simplicity. It's a simple practice that calms the mind... and the thing that won me over about TM...was its effectiveness. Nothing else helped me quiet my mind and go to a calm, centered place. The thing that makes it effective is you don't have to do all that much, and, as a profoundly lazy person, I appreciate that."
David Lynch on TM: "I like to say gold flows in and garbage goes out."
Actress Jennifer Aniston: "I'd say a little over a year ago I started doing TM [transcendental meditation] and that's really changed everything. Starting your day off with that and ending with that is pretty powerful. Twenty minutes, you just notice the difference. When I get lazy and don't get it in, I can feel a difference. I do it first thing when I wake up."
Actress Nicole Kidman: “I like to meditate, Transcendental Meditation usually. I took it up in my early 20s and I learned the benefits. I try to do it every day. A typical session is 20 to 30 minutes. I even use a meditation app on my phone that has a timer and also shows you on a map all the people that have logged in that are meditating at that very moment.”
Actor Matt Bomer: “I like to meditate, Transcendental Meditation usually. I took it up in my early 20s and I learned the benefits. I try to do it every day. A typical session is 20 to 30 minutes. I even use a meditation app on my phone that has a timer and also shows you on a map all the people that have logged in that are meditating at that very moment.”
Actress Liv Tyler on the benefits of meditation:“I grew up around a lot of people – friends, family – who were meditating. Meditation is an incredible way of centering myself, of calming myself, and really getting perspective on where I am. The best thing about Transcendental Meditation is that it’s such a personal thing. (…) I felt like reaching out and searching for ways to soothe myself and to help myself.
After I did the first week of Transcendental Meditation where I did it twice a day, from that moment on I’ve never been that frazzled or that tired ever again. It was like it sort of restored my body on such a deep level. There was like a week’s worth of sleep. From that moment forward it was like I knew day and way. My whole nervous system reacted differently. I feel much less panicked and anxious and more calm about things. But I also feel deeply centered and rested.”