Brenda Boozer, Metropolitan Opera soloist
March 26, 2014
Brenda Boozer is an American mezzo-soprano who has had a brilliant international career performing in operas and concerts from Los Angeles to London, from Florence to Frankfurt. She was a member of the famous Metropolitan Opera in New York City for eleven seasons.
Meditation healing ’the very core of your being’
In a recent interview to Linda Egenes, Brenda explained how practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique daily has helped her to cope with the inevitable stress involved at performing at a top level in a highly competitive field:
“As a performer, you have to be steady, established. I went to Juilliard with many talented singers, but not all of us had careers. There is so much demand on performers. There has to be a spiritual grounding not to be affected by fashion or criticism. Only an inward journey could bring this steadiness.
Transcendental Meditation practice helps with clarity of mind and a restful alertness which allows a creative intelligence. Each of us is given a life force. It is an enormous gift, as well as a responsibility. This embodiment carries our spirit as well as our transcendence.
Meditation heals the very core of your being and allows self-healing. Then you’re coming from a healed, whole place of light. When you meditate twice a day, you start to feel that every area of your life changes in a beautiful way—there’s more kindness, more patience, more love.”
Watch Brenda Boozer performing a scene from
Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” with the Mississippi Opera:
Feature image: Enlightenment Magazine