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Grammy award-winner says TM practice fuels his creativity
by Christine Schrum

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8 August 2013

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Can music transcend cultural barriers and bring about world peace? Omar Akram is living proof that it just might be possible. The Grammy Award-winning Afghan-American recording artist is often referred to as a ''cultural diplomat'' for his evocative, elegant compositions, which are slowly helping to heal ancient wounds between war-torn nations.

According to Akram, one of his biggest sources of creativity is the Transcendental Meditation technique. The musician started practicing Transcendental Meditation about five years ago, after he began to experience some creative blocks and a friend suggested he try it out. Today, he says his TM practice helps him to stay on track—especially during those long days in the recording studio.

In a recent Q & A with RYOT News, Omar Akram discussed the benefits of his TM practice with writer Christopher Caplan. Here is an excerpt:

Q: How has Transcendental Meditation helped your creative process over the years?
I think it definitely brings you closer to the source of creativity. I feel this way almost every time. I remember David Lynch was talking about it. He said it was like ''searching for the big fish,'' or in other words, reaching deep down. I can reach deep down inside of myself and get to the big fish—that big creative idea. That's what it's all about, the big creative idea, and TM helps me find this.

Enjoy the full article on the Excellence in Action page, in which Omar Akram goes on to explain why he also feels Transcendental Meditation can help children and students.

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