Published Apr 09, 2020If you're getting bored of alternating between playing Animal Crossing and staring at a wall during isolation, or even if you are one of the many frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis hands-on, David Lynch has a solution for you. Well, sort of.
While in quarantine in his Los Angeles home himself, Lynch has been practising Transcendental Meditation to cope with the trials of isolation. From the way he talks about it in a recent Vice interview, it's pretty clear he's very serious about its supposed ability to solve all of life's problems.
Here's what he had to say about his cure-all meditation practice:
Transcendental Meditation allows the human being to dive within and experience an eternal form of pure consciousness that is within all of us. For some reason, we've lost contact with this field within — this non-relative, absolute, eternal level, but it's there within us all.
It's built for the human being in isolation. It's not a concentration or contemplation or mindfulness meditation. Those are all fine, but only TM will let you transcend.
If you can't afford it you can pay overtime or get a scholarship from the David Lynch Foundation. Just get it. Talk to a TM teacher and get a plan. Take advantage of this technique right away. Not tomorrow! This afternoon! Go get it!
In the interview, Lynch also shared that when he's not meditating, he's been working in his woodshop making a couple of lamps for his home.
"It's the most incredible material and it smells so good when you cut it," he said of the working with wood. "Like Transcendental Meditation, wood is something that you could say the 'almighty merciful Father' supplies for us. And where would we be without electricity right now?"
Fair enough, David. Fair enough.
Read the full interview here.