“Meditation Has Changed My Life,” Says Hugh Jackman

by Mario Orsatti on July 19, 2013

Hugh Jackman lives, by his admission, a very fortunate and very demanding life—physically, mentally and emotionally. Beyond the intensity of celebrity, and the daily challenges of playing a starring role in blockbuster Hollywood films or nightly Broadway performances with singing and dancing, he’s a devoted husband and father of two children who cherishes quality time with his family.

Jackman has recently talked about the importance of his daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Here are excerpts from interviews with Mr. Jackman in the UK edition of the Huffington Post and from an interview with Oprah Winfrey where he discusses the fundamental role meditation has played over the past 20 years in his personal and professional life.

“Meditation Has Changed My Life”

“Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!”

“The activity of being a husband, a father—those are roles, too, but underneath them is the spiritual center that connects us all, and that’s what’s most important.”

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”

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When asked how he can take the time to practice TM twice a day, Jackman comments:

“Everyone takes a shower every day, and we don’t complain about it. We do it out of discipline. There will always be an excuse not to meditate…. The ego says, ‘You don’t need to meditate, man. You’re really busy. What about the kids?’ But do I say, ‘I can’t shower today because I have to make time for the kids?’ No.”

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  • Anil Tiwari

    Thanks for the great article about meditation. Really it is so much helpful to all the beginners who wants to meditate and bring back charm in their life.

    Really, Meditation is about turning our attention inward so that we can better understand how our mind sees things, and how fears and old patterns of thinking affect our perceptions. At our core each of us is peaceful and nurturing. But every one of us has experienced pain and suffering in our lives. In reaction to these events we’ve each devised numerous defense strategies and coping mechanisms that act like a pair of sunglasses, coloring the world for us. Meditation is about peeling off the layers of distortion so that we can more clearly see our life, and our reactions to it.

  • http://www.lifeintherightdirection.com/ lifeinrightdirection

    It’s impressive seeing a man like Hugh having success with meditation and talking openly about it. Thanks for the post.

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