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Ellen Degeneres on Transcendental Meditation

Madison Troxler August 12, 2016 0 comments 1

Ellen Degeneres: I’ve been meditating, doing TM for about a year now, so they have – thank you. So I learned about it – Russel Simmons was on my show and through Russel, he told me about it and then Russel Bran – it was a month – we had Russel on. All Russel’s, all month long. It was a great – we were trying to give Opera a run for her money. We had Nipsey Russel, we had Russel Crowe, and then a Jack Russel terrier – so we were out of Russel’s, and then I…

But anyway, so I learned how to meditate; I’ve tried to meditate before –  the breathing, and all the other stuff that I – when I did yoga – and I never, I was always opening my eye and it was like a minute later and I was like, “Oh, how am I gonna do this? This is just impossible.” Focusing on the breathing. And I just, and so when I learned about TM, which I’d heard about it, and I’d heard from so many people – I was, I was very impressed by the people that I, I learned that they did TM, and I was like “Well they’re interesting people, and there must be something to it.” And I thought “I’ll try this,” even though I’m not good at meditating.

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And something about TM, something about having that mantra, it is the only time I have that stillness. It’s the only way I’ve ever been able to sit long enough that I… I open my eyes and I’m sad that it’s 20 minutes later.  I actually love, and I never had that feelings before – late at night alone at an ATM machine but that was not safe – but it does, it give me this peaceful, peaceful feeling, and I just love it so much, and I talk about it as much as I can on the show without sounding like I’m preaching about it. But, I am here really to – I say enough good things about it, and David Lynch of course is a genius in many ways, and what a wonderful man, to start this foundation to help people and you’ll learn about that tonight. And all the benefits that you can achieve from just sitting still and just going within, it just really is a beautiful experience.

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