Why Everyone in Hollywood Needs to Meditate
The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has left me shocked. I loved Jumanji
as a kid, and to this day it still remains my favorite movie. His work in Good Will Hunting
was nothing short of excellent. Reading that suicide was the apparent cause of his passing disturbs me deeply. This is not the first time that Hollywood has dealt with suicide. Sadly, it happens often in this land of dreams. While working in Hollywood, I have witnessed that wealth and fame can only contribute to a small degree of happiness. Sooner or later, the soul craves for the meaning of life.
Meditation shouldn't be confined to a certain group – it works for everyone and must be practiced globally. I’ve been a spiritual advisor in Hollywood for a few years now, and I strongly feel that meditation should be a mandatory ritual for everyone working in the entertainment business. Few of my clients have been introduced to meditation via a Transcendental Meditation event organized by director David Lynch. While Lynch’s work is praiseworthy – and his TM events have created a lot of excitement about the power of meditation among celebrities – there is still a great deal of awareness about the practice that needs to be spread. Nothing will ever be enough.
I’ve had a very satisfying experience with my Hollywood clients (or seekers, as I call them), but there are still many pe