“For all these years, I’ve been fighting with my brain. I took medication to forget, but you can never forget,” said 49-year-old Beti Guevara, who was just a girl when her brother was slain 38 years ago. She is one of many who have lost a sibling or child to gun violence in Chicago and are finally finding relief through the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique, thanks to the support of the David Lynch Foundation (DLF).
After about a week of practicing TM, some report clearer thinking, greater calm, improved sleep, and new-found peace. “The quiet, say the mothers—most of whom have lost children to Chicago violence—was coming from within; a rediscovered inner peace thought to have died with their children,” reports Erin Meyer.
Meyer gives a full account of how these women were introduced to TM, its history, and the work of the DLF, including an interview on DNAinfo Radio Chicago.