Sheryl Crow on benefits of meditation
August 10, 2013
Sheryl Crow is an immensely popular American singer, songwriter and actress. On top of nine Grammy Awards and 32 nominations, she has sold more than 50 million albums. Here’s what Crow has said in interviews on her practice of Transcendental Meditation:
„One of the things – and this comes from someone who was highly self-critical and a type-A personality – that has changed my life is meditating.
The simple act of making my brain shut off for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night may not seem like much, but what ends up happening, besides creating space in your day, is your awake posture begins to replicate your meditative posture.“
Speaking of the work of the David Lynch Foundation, Crow gave her endorsement to the foundation’s mission to teach Transcendental Meditation to kids in inner-city schools:
“As we all know we are living and navigating through an immense amount of chaos in the universe. Our kids are growing up with this kind of chaos and this stress that is being handed down to them and thrust upon them.
They are not equipped to understand how the central nervous system is braced the whole time trying to handle that and it comes out in very destructive ways with kids, whether it’s not being interested in school, getting into violence or drugs or whatever.
This is the right thing to do. It is the message that should be sent throughout the world that all of us on this planet can talk about peace but peace begins within all of us.
It’s not about having a peaceful relationship with someone which means not getting into arguments or getting along. Peace is something deeper than that. It is tapping into something that exists in all of us and makes us unique, and that helps us to be pure.
But we get away from that because our brains are so over-reactive and we are constantly being dictated by chaos. I feel this is the right thing to do and should be part of the school systems but also should be part of our daily life throughout.”