Russell Brand: 'I'm Happier Than Ever'
Comic gets deep and meaningful as he expounds virtues of meditation...
The comic-turned-actor credits meditation and yoga with his positive outlook.
The Sun quoted him as saying: "I try not to compartmentalise things too much into years, but generally speaking I'm happier than I've ever been in my life.
"Of course I went through a divorce which isn't good for anybody, but that was that bit of time - that was really lovely - this is this bit of time - this is really lovely.
"I'm dedicating myself to all sorts of interesting things you know. Transcendental meditation, kundalini yoga, these things are right good for the old spirit."
And he claimed that meditation is good for his mental and physical health.
He continued: "You know how in physics they say that everything came from a big bang? Well all these people believe that everything is from a unified field of energy and if you tune your brain into it, much the way you tune a radio in, it’s a more positive frequency than a negative frequency of human consciousness.
"Tune yourself into a higher consciousness, that's what I say. Change the dial. It's easy. You just say a word over and over again in your head, they teach you how to do it. It's easy. It's mantra meditation. Anyone can learn to do it and anyone should."
"You can just use it to have a relax instead of having a fag or a drink, or you can use it to connect with a different form of consciousness."
But of course he couldn't resist throwing a gag in, and added: "I do find it very relaxing and sometimes I doze off as a matter of fact. You're not meant to but you can't help it.
"Nonetheless it's like a shower for your brain. God knows I needed one, the muck that goes on in there."