Transcendental Meditation Techniques are helping traumatized Kids at the Children Of The Night Shelter recover and heal.
I had the good fortune to live in Los Angeles for five years, in a very fine neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. Every morning, on my walk to work, I walked by a park just off Sunset Blvd. where hundreds of homeless people were sleeping, and often I would see dozens of restless children there. It was a heartbreaking sight.
Now famous filmmaker David Lynch is teaching Transcendental Meditation (TM) to homeless and traumatized children, through his foundation. This is simply a wonderful thing to do, and shows that Hollywood moguls can be splendid people too!
“I been kicked out of my house since I was nine, on and off. This last time, my father was sexually abusing me,” said Kelsey, who is 17 years old.
Living on the streets in Los Angeles was so horrifying and dangerous, Kelsey sought shelter at Children Of The Night, where she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and introduced to Transcendental Meditation.
“When you take like twenty minutes sit down and do TM, and calm yourself and be peaceful you’re not crabby. The daily things that make your day more frustrating, just kind of go away,” Kelsey said.
Hollywood filmmaker David Lynch and his wife Emily were confident traumatized kids could benefit from Transcendental Meditation.
“I myself meditated, and I thought this would be a good tool for them. So we brought them the Transcendental Meditation program,” said Emily Lynch, a volunteer and philanthropist.
“My first meditation blew me away. It curled my hair,” said David Lynch.
The David Lynch Foundation works to demonstrate the benefits of Transcendental Meditation worldwide.
“Stress goes. Anxiety, sorrow, suffering, anger, fears start to lift away,” said David Lynch, “and in its place, because they dive into the bit treasury within, all this happiness comes.”
Transcendental Meditation is deeper than closed eyes and calmed minds, according to Children Of The Night founder Lois Lee.
“Sometimes they’ll burst into tears, and they’ll talk about their dad abusing them, or something that someone did to them on the streets, and they learn through the process of being able to bring it up, put it out, pause, think about it and be done with it,” said Lois Lee, founder of Children of the Night.
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Here at Meditation Techniques.co we get to tell a lot of positive and hopeful stories. Because of where I lived in LA, this story really touches me! Thank you David Lynch Foundation for this wonderful work!
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