I don't doubt that he finds TM beneficial in making maintaining sobriety nicer. But this is not how he kicked, that was years before. I was objecting to the idea that he owes his sobriety to TM.
This is a pervasive problem with TM marketing hype IMO. I like my TM and think it is a nice resource. But it doesn't get people off smack, or more precisely, it didn't get Russel off it. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <feste37@...> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" <curtisdeltablues@> > wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <feste37@> wrote: > > > > > > Russell Brand was a heroin addict who credits TM with helping him to turn > > > his life around.> > > > > He claims to be drug free and sober for 10 years, when did he start TM? > > I don't know when he started TM, but this is what he says (from a 2011 New > York Times article about what he owes to it). It's a pretty strong > endorsement: > > > RUSSELL BRAND, the lanky British comedian, has made a career of his > outrageous antics. While a host at MTV UK, he went to work dressed up as > Osama bin Laden. At the network's annual music awards, he likened Britney > Spears to a "female Christ." And he was fired from the BBC after leaving > raunchy messages on the voice mail of a 78-year-old actor, a comic bit that > even his country's then-prime minister felt compelled to denounce. > It is jarring then, to say the least, to hear Mr. Brand, 35, speaking > passionately and sincerely about the emotional solace he has found in > Transcendental Meditation, or TM. Yet there he was in December, onstage at > the Metropolitan Museum of Art (as his new wife, the pop singer Katy Perry, > waited backstage), describing how TM has helped him repair his psychic > wounds. > "Transcendental Meditation has been incredibly valuable to me both in my > recovery as a drug addict and in my personal life, my marriage, my > professional life," Mr. Brand said of the technique that prescribes two 15- > to 20-minute sessions a day of silently repeating a one-to-three syllable > mantra, so that practitioners can access a state of what is known as > transcendental consciousness. "I literally had an idea drop into my brain the > other day while I was meditating which I think is worth millions of dollars." > > http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/fashion/20TM.html?_r=0 > > > > > > > > > Do you think you know more about his life than he does himself? Get a > > brain, Michael. If you don't have one of your own, then rent or lease one > > from somewhere. The need is very urgent, I assure you. > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@> wrote: > > > > > > > > David and Russel are the perfect TM poster children, along with Howard > > > > Stern - if the parents and guardians of these at-risk youth look at > > > > Stern, Brand, and especially Lynch and ask themselves "Do we want our > > > > kids to turn out like these guys?" and the answer would be a resounding > > > > "NO!" and they would then take a pass on TM - wise decision! > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ________________________________ > > > > From: merlin <vedamerlin@> > > > > To: > > > > Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 6:38 AM > > > > Subject: [FairfieldLife] David Lynch and Russell Brand Join Forces to > > > > Bring TM to 1M at-risk Youth > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Â > > > > > > > > David Lynch and Russell Brand > > > > Join Forces to Bring TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION (TM) > > > > to at-risk Youth > > > > > > > > ______________*_______________ > > > > > > > > http://www.tm.org/blog/video/david-lynch-and-russell-brand-join-forces/ > > > > > > > > > >