Om is where the heart and (and soul) is for these A-list celebrities who have found the secret to clarity and peace of mind! Scroll down to see five stars who have found peace through meditation!
Goldie Hawn — Mindfulness Meditation
The body and mind have always been closely connected for this former dancer, who scored her breakthrough role on Laugh-In at the age of 21. Though she was living her dream, “I started looking into myself to understand why I was feeling this anxiety,” Goldie Hawn, 72, once told Elle magazine. “I was feeling nervous, uncertain, and destabilized from the life I thought I was going to live.” Once she immersed herself in the world of meditation in 1972, she said, “it brought me a tremendous joy and connectivity.”
Oprah Winfrey — Transcendental Meditation
“I give myself a healthy dose of quiet time at least once (when I’m on point, twice) a day,” Oprah Winfrey previously revealed to Vogue. “Twenty minutes in the morning, 20 in the evening.” That practice has worked wonders for the 64-year-old philanthropist’s soul. “I’ve reached a point in my life where I pay attention to every breath. I awaken and the first thought is ‘Thank you,'” she told the publication.
Tom Bergeron — Transcendental Meditation
The Dancing With the Stars host, 63, battled anger-management issues in college so he turned to meditation for help. Decades later, he still reaps its benefits. Tom once told ABC, “Because of the investment in time and mental energy of being present, I trust I’m going to somehow know how to roll with whatever happens [on DWTS], be it somebody passing out [like Marie Osmond in 2007] or a judge going a little crazy!”
Richard Gere — Tai Chi and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
A dark period in his 20s made Richard Gere seek answers to some big questions. “I was not particularly happy,” the actor, 68, once told Us Weekly. He also told Lion’s Roar, “I don’t know if I was suicidal, but I was… pushing the edges of my own sanity.”
Walter Evans-Wentz’s books on Tibetan Buddhism became his lifeline. “I just devoured them,” Richard has said. The actor met and built a lasting relationship with the Dalai Lama about five years after he became a Zen student. “It completely changed my life the first time I was in the presence of His Holiness,” he raved. “It quite naturally felt that this was what I was supposed to do.”
Richard and the Dalai Lama.
Forest Whitaker — Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
“Some of the best things I’ve learned in my acting have not been in class but in my spiritual discipline,” Forest Whitaker, 56, once revealed. In 2012, he founded the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative to link peace efforts with community building. It’s Harmonizer Program trains youth in everything from meditation and yoga to communication skills and conflict resolution. “We’re trying to create a network of people working for peace all over the world,” he said.
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