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4 December 2007

On 4 December 2007 Sunday Times reported: While in Ireland recently, David Lynch, the director of 'Blue Velvet' and 'Twin Peaks', endorsed Transcendental Meditation and believes its practice can create world peace. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of culture.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) has taken a prominent position in David Lynch's life and features heavily in his book Catching the Big Fish, 'a wonderful, fragmentary series of observations by Lynch on his work and beliefs', the article states.

He practices TM for 20 minutes twice a day and has not missed a session in 34 years.

Referring to why the director has kept up his meditation practice all these years, the article quoted Lynch as saying, 'It's like this, if you go to the bank and get gold every day, do you say: 'I want to see what it's like not to go to the bank and get gold.' You just want to go to the bank.'

He continued, 'It explains things. It's awareness, it's understanding, it's appreciation, it's absolute bliss, it's absolute creativity, absolute intelligence, universal love.'

During his first movie 'Eraserhead', the director experienced many problems, both creative and financial. The resulting depression led him to consult a psychiatrist, but fearing that psychotherapy would 'interfere with his creativity' he took up Transcendental Meditation instead.

He found that with his meditation practice he could release stress and 'go beneath everything ... to the field of oneness. I'd say it beats psychiatry every time', he said.

Lynch explained that when the mind settles down the physiology settles down and the resulting deep rest releases stress. 'And so you are cleaning the machine, getting rid of filth and junk, and infusing pure gold,' he stated.

The Sunday Times reported, 'The transformation brought about by meditation was, it seems, complete. Lynch went from depression not merely to normal coping or even happiness, but to a state of bliss that he says is his daily experience.'

He described bliss as 'physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, happiness'. He stated that the practice of Transcendental Meditation allows depression, anger, and sorrow to disappear.

The director believes that there is a 'wider social potential for meditation', the article states. And, although the world may seem to be filled with darkness, it can change if the people who inhabit it would enliven their consciousness at the deepest level through the practice of TM.

'There is a collective consciousness,' he said. '... when you enliven that field of unity, it changes things.'

The article summed up how Transcendental Meditation has helped transform Lynch, and how he hopes by promoting TM the world will be transformed as well.

'Such is the transformative power of meditation, says Lynch, that world peace is a viable goal', the Sunday Times stated.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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