Katy Perry: Meditation “Best Way To Deal With Negativity, Confidence”

According to the singer of “Roar, Katy Perry, meditation is the key to dealing negativity and gaining self confidence.

The 35 year old singer has recently been discussing how she uses mindfulness practices to deal with the negativity in her life and to gain self confidence.

Speaking at a recent press conference for the show American Idol, Katy Perry said, “I believe in therapy, I believe in meditation, I believe in self-care, I believe in taking stillness of my time… being able to sift [through] what’s real [makes a big difference in your life].”

The singer of Con Calma highlights how much of our thinking is based on delusions and many of our worries are ultimately not real. This is backed by science. According to the latest research an approximate 40 percent of the things we worry about are not real. Yes despite not being real, those worries are currently causing an anxiety epidemic, with 18.1% of the population being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. [READ: Best Meditations For Anxiety]

Meditation enables us to see our thoughts for what they are: just thoughts. When we meditate we perceive reality for what it is and we are able to stay away from our thoughts and, effectively, say “This is not real, it is just my anxiety speaking”.

Perry is just one of the many famous musicians who meditate.

Talking about meditation, Katy Perry discussed how it gives you ability to see through your thoughts. This, she says, is pivotal to happiness. “Something someone told me that changed my life is that nobody can ever make you believe something about yourself that you don’t already believe about yourself…  So if someone says you’re fat  and it affects you, do you think about yourself that way? So get to the bottom of [your own thoughts and feelings].

Previously speaking about Transcendental Meditation technique, Katy Perry said “[Transcendental Meditation technique] puts me in the best mood. I wake up and just prop myself up in bed for 20 minutes. It’s the only time my mind gets absolute rest.… “It’s changed my life, it’s changed how I think about things. I meditate before I write a song, before I perform. I feel my brain open up and I feel my most sharp.”

A Conversation With Katy Perry


By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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