Consciousness & Creativity - 4 mins
David Lynch, Filmmaker

Dive within

" The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, effortless way to dive within, to experience an ocean of pure consciousness, pure creativity, pure knowingness. It's a unique experience but also very familiar - it is your own Self."

- David Lynch, filmmaker and chair of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace

Developing a creative brain

Your brain did not come fully assembled at birth. Through the natural processes of maturation and experience, your brain is being created anew at every moment, to support all your thinking, deciding and behaviour. The on-going creation of your brain is a dynamic process.

The experience of restful alertness during Transcendental Meditation creates the optimum condition to unfold your full potential, for maximum intelligence and creativity in a completely effortless way, while preventing the damaging effects of stress on the brain.

The Journal of Creative Behaviour
1979 13:169–180

Increased creativity

Individuals who learned Transcendental Meditation showed increased creativity in comparison to controls as measured by a higher level of pictorial originality when measured after five months of practice. They also showed increased creativity as measured by higher levels of pictorial flexibility and verbal fluency (not charted).

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Dr Fred Travis, Director, Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition: "The Transcending Brain" (6 mins)

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Claire Winteringham, professional artist:

"I think painting in watercolours is quite a pure art form. You need space in your head, clarity of mind, some silence to do it. For me, Transcendental Meditation really helps in this way and allows my work to flow with more creativity, more spontaneity."

Jane Bence, Primary school teacher:

"Transcendental Meditation gives me the inner resources to cope with a demanding job as a primary school teacher. Creative ideas come naturally and I am able to respond more effectively to each child's needs. There is an easy flow of communication between myself and the children and many people comment on the happy and settled atmosphere in the classroom. I know that this is just a reflection of the happy and settled feeling that TM creates in me morning and evening."