Skip to comments.Debate moderator Candy Crowley's secret of success? Transcendental meditation
Posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
Candy Crowley, moderator of the second presidential debate may have a trick up her sleeve if things get tense between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - she practices transcendental meditation twice a day.
The CNN anchor, who will be in charge of the 'town hall' style debate at Hofstra university on Long Island, New York, took up meditation after the 2008 election and managed to achieve what one website called a 'natural state of restful alertness'. She also credits the practice with her weight loss.
And in a campaign in which red meat rhetoric designed to attract party 'base' voters is ever present, she is a committed vegetarian.
In May, Crowley gave the commencement address for students at the Maharishi University of Management. The university was set up in 1974 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who created transcendental meditation, in Fairfield, Iowa.
Its mission is to 'provide a consciousness-based education holistic, relevant education for a successful life not just a career to ensure our happiness and to make real contributions in the world' and 'meditation and spiritual growth, self-exploration, higher consciousness, spirituality, and inner peace through the transcendental meditation technique'.
The meditation involves the repeated repetition of a sound, called a mantra, and is practiced for 1520 minutes twice per day, while sitting with closed eyes.
Crowley told the gathered students: 'To get to where you want to go, you first have to stand and be who you are,' she said.
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I looked up Crowley's Wiki page a few weeks ago. It has very little to say about her, but it does mention her devotion to Transcendental Meditation.
There could be an entire post on that subject alone, but let me say this: Transcendental Meditation is by it's very definition and practice something that Christianity rejects as evil and Satanic.
"TM adherents gradually lose their personality and their touch with reality. They literally live in a world of their own. With this disintegration of personality there is also a loss of inter-personality...love for others fades away as they simply drift off into a world created by evil spirits. The actual world is perceived to be 'unreal' and only what the adherent 'sees' via his 'higher consciousness' is accepted as real.
This is not unlike the distorted perceptions experienced by certain types of drug-users and by those with mental imbalance. Another word for all this is deception."
So as you watch the debate "moderator" tonight (and the spin from tomorrow), keep her twisted belief system in mind.
I predict she will be horrific. She thinks this debate is about her, and that she has some sort of rendezvous with destiny.
She is a typical socialist, looks like someone set her face on fire and beat it out with a track shoe!
Gosh! I’d hate to see her in the lotus position!
Something she has in common with Mr. Tsongas.
Weight loss? She had better try Slim Fast.
Well, TM and gastric bypass surgery coupled with liposuction and facelifts. You have to take up some sort of calm hobby for something to do after all the post op’s.
Quote me one passage in the Bible where it says meditation is Satanic.
Luke, I’m sensing a disturbance in the force.
Let’s go easy on Candy. She’s closer to a real journalist than most over there, and also, CNN seems to be seriously eyeing the demographic (right-of-center folks) that Fox seems to be abandoning.
Ugh. I can see it now.
Media controls the debate process again, and appoints a witch as a moderator.
Ten years ago she was an easy #350. She was ginormous. All her procedures have brought her down to about a deuce now. Still a big woman.
More reason for us to be in prayer for the debate outcome.
I would suggest she try Jenny Craig to show how she could really be successful.
That’s what her parents get for naming her Candy. She probably consumes mass quantities of Skittles while in the mantra position.
Seriously? Thats as bad as when liberals say that conservatives are against immigration and conveniently leave out the word illegal.
Quote me one passage in the Bible where it says meditation is Satanic
Doesn't look like TM has done much for her, but this is from May, I think.
We will see what has happened between May and now, tonight!
If its 3 chairs, one "extra wide", I guess we'll have the answer. HA, HA...
I don't mind making fun of people like Candy C.....you know what I'm sayin'.......
Why is her name Candy? She is certainly not eye candy.
This was in the news last week:
If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This
By Peter Bregman
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
October 12, 2012
This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.
People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do nothing? It’s hard to justify.
Meditation brings many benefits: It refreshes us, helps us settle into what’s happening now, makes us wiser and gentler, helps us cope in a world that overloads us with information and communication, and more. But if you’re still looking for a business case to justify spending time meditating, try this one: Meditation makes you more productive.
How? By increasing your capacity to resist distracting urges.
Research shows http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2009/06/how-to-teach-yourself-restrain.html that an ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance. If you can resist your urges, you can make better, more thoughtful decisions. You can be more intentional about what you say and how you say it. You can think about the outcome of your actions before following through on them.
So, her weight must be due to even larger quantities of alcohol than I previously assumed.
TM slowly errodes the mind until one becomes completely disfunctional.
One guy I worked with began to studder so bad that he had to carry a note pad to communicate, and finally had to be institutionalized.
You need Transcendental Meditation to watch her as a news source.
I always skip the novocaine when I visit my dentist.
I want to transcend dental medication.
If she went outside dressed like that, people would be hailing her down, thinking she was a cab.
Town hall? Yeah, right. Candy picks 20 question from the hundred or so written questions... and oddly enough she picks the majority of the questions that will favor Obama. The people are props. The twenty questions have already been chosen. Moderators: one old liberal, one rude liberal and now one fat liberal. Yep, that’s diversity....
I just eat a Valium. Six if it is Soledad.
>> “Quote me one passage in the Bible where it says meditation is Satanic.” <<
Read of Christ casting out demons.
TM is demon calling. Your mantra is the name of the demon that you are giving control of your life over to.
Whatever, I bet you can’t cite one instance where a person said a word to himself mentally for 20 minutes, then turned to evil and a worshipper of Satan.
Full disclosure: I have never practiced TM and I think it is moronic to pay thousands of dollars to somebody to get a word to chant.
But being stupid is not the same thing as being Satanic and evil.
Thanks, I’ll have two pieces. Just let me make the coffee ...
Christians are compelled to tell the truth as a matter of faith and I find your attempt to accuse people of doing something that you can’t prove to be true as quite troubling and exceedingly dishonest.
You have not one shred of evidence that people who practice meditation are calling upon demons and the devil.
And you have no evidence to support that people who meditate are evil either.
i meditate and am neither satanic nor stupid nor did i spent a lot of money. i can drop my bp 10-15 points by sitting quietly. i don’t have a word or a chant, just focus on my breathing. plus my tinnitus is my own white noise.
my associates on the left may accuse me of sputtering nonsense but.....
He had catchy nicknames for press corps folks and others, too.
HA, HA, HA!!
“repeated repetition of a sound”-—well, sure. That’s the definition of a democrat. I usually call it whining. In Candy’s case she used to call it “eating”. And some just call it a cheap high-—humming yourself to sleep.
Weight loss...? Looks like it found her again.
Puff piece from across the pond. It won’t be Candy but who’s and what questions get selected. Watch for these “independents” using references to the Bush era. No questions about energy supply, gas prices, Solyndra, fracking, veteran benefits,unemployment in the black community, etc etc etc. Expect (pardon the pun)a whitewash.
I’m hoping she cracks and channels Howard dean . If Romney does as well as last time it would be great. Hopefully he doesn’t slip. That would be catastrophic .
Obama will be more livelier but too much and it will look fake.
Any time one is encouraged to empty ones mind and let go, it’s leaves one wide open for whatever spirit wishes to come in. As Christians we are to be alert and sober
Wouldn’t she just rock backwards. Perhaps her breasteses would balast her. Or she might just look like that little woodpecker who pecks his beak in a beaker of water and then goes goes back through a rocking cycle. Whichever it might be Candy doing the lotus does bring to mind a vile picture.