Cameron Diaz - TM is the easiest thing I have ever learned
Bob Roth: Please welcome Cameron Diaz.
Bob Roth: “Why did you decide to learn Transcendental Meditation?
What was it that (in your life that time) you thought « this is something that would be good for me » ?
Cameron Diaz: “I would try meditations because I knew that there was something there for me, in meditation. But every time I would try to do it, I was like, ’I just cannot meditate!’. I’m incapable of meditating - apparently”
“My girlfriend said to me one day: “You are going to learn to meditate. You are better be ready.”
“So I learned (TM, the Transcendental Meditation technique), and it was exactly what I needed! The thing that blew me away the most about it was that it was the easiest thing I’ve ever done, not the easiest meditation, but the easiest thing I have ever learned. And I learn a lot of things, that’s my job!”
I’d go out there and I’d learn it. I’d spend months learning something and this took me an hour the first time !
“The fact that it is so simple to learn; it’s so simple to practice. Ad yet you get the amount of restoration that comes to you – the benefit across your life – well, it has changed everything.”
“I got my family and my boyfriend’s family meet together for the first time for thanks giving everybody in my appartment for five days.”
“And let me tell you something: It can benefit relationships! and I got them all to learn (the TM technique). And it was the most dynamic holiday I think everybody had, in the best way!”
“Because everyone of us had, all of a sudden, this new tool, they never had before, for dealing with this sort of moment that could be possibily a little stressful. And instead, we all sat and meditated every morning for four days. It was beautiful! It really bonded everyone. It was a really a special time!”
Bob Roth: “Tell the story about when you were filming, and it was hot, and you couldn't remember ...”
Cameron Diaz: “We had been filming in Boston and we came to Los Angeles for a week of filming – it was 90 degrees in the valley, at the Los Angeles Zoo, parking lot, under a tent, in a car, under lights, windows up, and no air conditioning… ”
“It was a thousand degrees in the car, and I had a monologue to do, and I just couldn’t remember my lines. It was lines that I knew. I knew I knew them. I had said them a million times, and I just could not access them (at that moment) I completely lost them, wherever they were.
“I could see all those poor, grip guys, sweating, holding heavy equipment – looking at me like, ‘I hate you… Get your lines right, woman, so we can get out of here!’ Really just like 'evil eye'.”
“I realized all at the sudden, no, I need 25 minutes, “I said, ‘Wait; I just need 25 minutes.’ I ran back to my trailer. And I rebooted. I did my 20-minute meditation. And I came back, and I nailed it! Done! Thank you very much!”
“Also the thing that I love about TM is that you don’t have to convince somebody to believe in something. You don’t have to get them to understand a different faith, or spirituality”.
“TM is helping you to tap into something that’s already inside of you. That’s you, in essence. That’s something I think I do that was super-empowering for me once I grasped that.
“It’s not just something that you go outside of yourself to obtain, and then bring it back to you . It’s actually the deepest part of you. It’s the part of you that exists - you had never had the tool of opening and accessing. And to have that tool now, and to be able to go inside, to the deepest part of myself, to access that and recharge my battery internally within myself. I feel so badass.”
“It’s so awesome. I feel so empowered. That I actually possess that. And then to show the people that you love… With what you’re doing at the foundation to show so many people who need to know that they have that ability. To me it’s so gratifying to let people lean on it and allow them to really heal themselves, to regenerate themselves, to restore themselves
Bob Roth: “We're working to bring meditation all over the world. We want to start here in New-York. We can make it happen here, we can change the world. Cameron thank you.”