It turns out that Jeff Bridges is a lot more like his famous Tron character Kevin Flynn than we ever realized. In Tron: Legacy it is revealed that Flynn has turned to meditation during his nearly three decade imprisonment in the electronic world of Tron to find inner peace. But Daily Fill reveals that mediation isn’t just a habit of Flynn — Jeff Bridges himself meditates daily.
But just why does the Oscar winner and Big Lebowski star meditate?
Bridges says it’s all about bringing positive “dynamics” into one’s life. He elaborates, “I meditated yesterday morning. I skipped today because I got up late, but it’s very effective for me. It’s good to block out external stimulus for a set amount of time, because, for one thing, it enhances the experience when you are stimulated by something. It brings dynamics to your life.” This is no recent celebrity spiritual fad for Bridges — he’s been practicing meditation since the 1970s, and even meditates in a special isolation tank to eliminate all distractions as he meditates. He explains that the purpose of the isolation tank is “to explore what consciousness is when you take away all of the senses and you’re floating. You discover you that you’re projecting a lot of energy from within you, but normally you can’t distinguish it.”
Well if meditation has helped Bridges turn in roles like Bad Blake in Crazy Heart, Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, and Jack Lucas in The Fisher King, I recommend it to any actor!