Chapter 14. Mend Your Mind with Meditation

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

—Indira Gandhi

Let us remember that within us there is a palace of immense magnificence.

—Teresa of Avila

THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED David Lynch, best known as the director of such surrealist feature films as Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, was when his ex-wife called to tell him about her experience with Transcendental Meditation (TM). "There was something in her voice. A change. A quality of happiness. And I thought, That's what I want."[220] So Lynch found a TM instructor who gave him a mantra, which he repeated silently to himself for twenty minutes. Lynch fell into something blissful during that ...

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