Katy Perry Tweets TM
For her birthday, Katy Perry tweets fans to support Transcendental Meditation for school kids, veterans at https://twitter.com/katyperry
Katy Perry says that Transcendental Meditation changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides meditation instruction at no charge to inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat.
In a tweet today to her 27 million twitter followers, Perry writes:
"Transcendental Meditation changed my life. For my birthday I would love to pay it forward. In lieu of gifts, donate to www.davidlynchfoundation.org/katyperry."
Transcendental Meditation changed my life. For my birthday I would love to pay it forward
Perry joins a growing number of A-list celebs who practice Transcendental Meditation, or "TM" as it is called, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Russell Simmons, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Cheryl Crow, Moby, Ben Harper, Liv Tyler and Laura Dern.
On the David Lynch Foundation donation webpage, Perry writes about her support for TM:
"I have been meditating for two years now, and it's the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy and peace to my life. When I'm tired, stressed, anxious or depressed, I meditate, and it clears my mind, and makes me feel relaxed and happier. I have shared the meditation experience with my friends, and recommend it to everyone I know.
"I support the David Lynch Foundation because it brings Transcendental Meditation to millions of adults and children all over the world who suffer from post-traumatic stress, such as veterans, inner-city school kids, and women and girls who are victims of violence.
"Please help me celebrate my birthday by making a donation to DLF. Your donation is not only special to me, but to all of the people whose lives you will help through the lifelong gift of meditation."
Last year, Perry urged her fans to "pay it forward" with donations to the ASPCA to care for abused animals.
"Our Foundation was established to ensure that any child in America who wants to learn and practice the Transcendental Meditation program can do so. The TM program is the most thoroughly researched and widely practiced program in the world for developing the full creative potential of the brain and mind, improving health, reducing stress, and improving academic outcomes".
She's really into regular Transcendental Meditation twice a day.
"It's something that's with you for your whole life. You learn your mantra, it never leaves you, and it's the deepest rest your brain gets. For people that are so creative and have this kind of creative faucet that never turns off – it just continues and continues – it can be a little exhausting. And, you know, with the continual responsibility of having 127 people on the road, and always being the point person for everything, my subconscious is going even when I'm sleeping. I'm dreaming about whatever I'm creating next, or relationships, or blah, blah, blah. So I'm never really off. And meditation is actually the one time I get to really reset."
International David Lynch Fondation: https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/