“The practice of meditation gives you those crucial extra few seconds to gather yourself. It’s an actual physical change in the brain. Instead of a reflexive moment of anger, you might be able to go, ‘well let me not do that right now. Let me not scream right now.’”
Seinfeld is a long-time meditator and has practiced Transcendental Meditation for over 40 years. It is a tool that has greatly impacted his life as a parent, he says. “In family living, there are what Harry Truman would call ‘borderline moments’ -- where you get close to the borderline of snapping,” he said.