The active mind is like the surface of the ocean with big waves crashing and rocking a small boat in an active sea, the meditative mind is the quiet calm sea that goes much deeper, according to transcendental meditation expert and head of the David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth.
Bob specializes in stress-reducing evidence-based meditation that relies on brain research to promote transcendental meditation, a type of meditation focused on self transcending. With four decades of experience, he is one of the most sought-after meditation teachers and mentors in the world working with everyone from billionaire CEOs and Hollywood celebrities to combat veterans and inner-city youth. He believes that self transcending allows the meditator to go deep under the water and access the calm that lies within.
“Our role is to be awake to take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves,” he writes in his book Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.