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Gerard Butler Goes Zen & Meditates On Malibu Beach

Gerard Butler Goes Zen & Meditates On Malibu Beach

Gerard Butler rocks an “Apres Surf” tee while grabbing a cup of coffee at Starbucks on Friday (May 8) in Malibu, Calif.

On the same day, the 45-year-old Scottish actor was spotted meditating near a beach rock sculpture.

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  • Julia

    How can he meditate when he is being stalked?

  • Julia
  • Gossipbasher

    He knows all the places in Malibu and how to avoid the paps. If he is stalked by them it’s because he wants to be seen.

  • chelsea

    Class. Nothing but class.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Part of meditating is to tune in while tuning out.

    Saying that, he seems to be less provoked to anger with that than the other so why any negativity? No mean face pouts. I like meditating Gerry.

    I have to say I’m jealous he’s that ocean shore so close by. Can you imagine hearing and seeing that daily? In all kinds of weather, but they mostly have outstanding sunny weather. Mountains and ocean? Yes, it beats sucking exhaust fumes in NYC any day. Ocean breezes vs air conditioned ones? I get it.

    All in all, I’d say this tread is a gift.

  • Maggie P.U

    “Mind over matter”. Especially any/all negative or dark.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Right. And what better place than face-to-face with the ocean with the sound of the crashing surf? A seagull squawking overhead? Sandpipers running alongside the water’s edge if he peeks?

    And when we see threads like this, you can’t help but smile, and love the guy all over again. Those kinds of photos just lift your spirits. Thank you.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Right. And what better place than face-to-face with the ocean with the sound of the crashing surf? A seagull squawking overhead? Sandpipers running alongside the water’s edge if he peeks?

    And when we see threads like this, you can’t help but smile, and love the guy all over again. Those kinds of photos just lift your spirits. Thank you.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Maybe there’s stalking and then there’s observing? And this is the latter?

    ETA: I don’t pick up on any stalking vibes. Not in his body language at least. He seemed prepared for it maybe or didn’t care?

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    He wanted to be seen. Seen doing something truly cool, brave and ambitious that is good for him and, best part, did it afraid.

  • Sunkist.cz

    He’s never been photographed “meditating” in public before, that I know of. Why would he do it now, when he knew the pap was taking pics of him? I agree with you. The bigger question is “Why?” He seems to either do things in a very calculated way, or impulsive, no in-between. I guess my trust level for him has diminished where these pap shots are concerned. This may not have been staged as the others were, but it seems to me he took pr advantage of the pap being there.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    This isn’t meditating, (see below) but in some ways it’s a similar state of mind, a healthy one. Many use the sunny outdoors out that way as an open gym, meditation garden, whatever.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/scottishnews/3673102/What-the-Butler-phwoar.html

    Maybe it’s nothing but a change of topic?

  • MC

    Awesome!! Some women are stupid

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Truly meditating is the most difficult thing that I’ve ever ventured. Accomplished it once. One time. It was really great, magical…..*insert whichever positive word here*…Getting my mind to slow down…..not easy to do. I envy those who can do it on a regular basis.

    I agree with GFW, this was for a change of topic. *Shrugs*….have a great weekend all!!

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    I agree because after his ending the filming of two movies, and one out of sequence, with one other in an heavy spacesuit in an anti-gravity chamber with both using green screens, all the rehearsals, shooting with lines to remember while producing. Plus the trips back and forth to Dubai, the Hugo boss event in Germany, some quieting of the mind by shutting out thought while letting in sound, seemed pretty cool to me. He’s back in home, but maybe after the last thread, he just wants more peace here at Just Jared too?

  • Julia

    Not sure what is so brave or ambitious about walking and meditating on the beach and why would he be afraid.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    My mind got a little swirly just thinking of that type of schedule. Haha Well, I would hope that any person in general would not be too concerned about what’s being said about them on JJ, or anywhere. Life is too short you know?

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Not for some people. I can’t say I’d do that. Not fearful afraid, afraid, but doing it whether he gets caught or not? Being himself. Not being afraid to be himself. Show this side of him.

  • Julia

    Just perhaps he has reached the “resignation and acceptance” stage when it comes to the paps.

    This was not observing but someone [paps] seeking to take pics and selling them.

    I understand that you see the more romantic part of the sea, air and sand.

    I wouldn’t say he was angry either but not exactly overjoyed.
    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3366093/gerard-butler-meditates-on-malibu-beach-19/fullsize/

  • Julia

    Okay

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Exactly, and my point. To be back in a beautiful area that has both lush mountains and a ocean as well, can you imagine? I think a lot of people in that area are into this kind of stuff and the best parts of Malibu might be rubbing off on him?

    Again, most people, but some take some of this to heart, and if you don’t like what’s being said, change the topic, you know? I know that last thread wasn’t going to get one keystroke of font of mine, so I’m glad he graced us with these lovely photos of a much more serene man. His back seems fine too, you know?

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    But how do you not know he wasn’t okay with it? In all photos there are two that he looks a bit perturbed. Like GossipB said, he could go anywhere and meditate. He chose where he did.

    In your sample it looks like he heard the shutters clicking which interrupted him. Also, keep in mind, his okaying they get a thread, and all shown.

  • Julia

    I hope so Maggie.
    Travis Elliot made a movie “the Ultimate Yogi”. Yariv Lerner produced it in NuBoyana studios. Often wonder if GB learned some technics from him.

    http://www.theultimateyogi.com/classes-2/meditation/

  • chelsea

    Oh really? You think any of these celebs have a say about pap photos being okayed for publication?

  • Guest

    He’d be better off going to church instead of that pagan garbage.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    I think for Just Jared, yes? Do you believe he has no control over what goes up on Just Jared?

  • Sunkist.cz

    The Holy CHURCH lives in the soul of Man, it is with us where ever we go, it refers to The Body of CHRIST ; His followers, and an energy without limitation. Meditation, TM, is a many thousand year old medical practice. It is not a religion, although is part of several.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Better off? How so? Why call it garbage?

    What’s it to you how Gerry decompresses? Unwinds? Gets back to nature? Or how he chooses to spend his time even? He’s meditating, which is a form of getting in touch with one’s inner self. Church or seashore, what’s the difference? And why should you care? I don’t think he’s praying by the way.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    That’s a cool site.

    There is darkness in all of us same as there is light. The Yin & Yang symbol reflects that. Only thing is that symbol is balanced. When it’s off balance we face circumstantial situational challenges.

    Maybe Gerry is working on balance, yoga pun intended.

    This is a man who is famous in Yoga circles who makes doing it more acceptable for men who’s into meditation as well as healthy living. It’s all about well-being and being well from the inside out.

    http://www.yeeyoga.com/

  • Sunkist.cz

    I know TM, I have taught TM. True TM attempts to recreate the “REM” stage of natural sleep, while still being conscious. “REM” is the deepest, most healing part of sleep. The purposeful healing done through TM, is via directed thought imagery. It cannot be done in a state of “fear”, or with distraction. If Gerard had chosen a sunny, isolated crag up on the rocks to do this, it would be believable to me. Plopping down in the middle of Malibu Beach, next to a busy shopping center and a major highway, while on a Starbuck’s run, and for what looks like only a few minutes, is not going to do him any good. But pap shots of him selling the world a different “image” of himself might change the public discourse about him. However, in such a TM aware culture as is Malibu, this is only going to bring about snickers, instead of affirmation. He didn’t need to sit in a head up/ half Lotus just to close his eyes, enjoy the sun, and think. Sorry.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    It seems like Gerry can do nothing right by you. Just about every single thing he does is wrong somehow in your eyes. A complaint is within each comment you post here, always.

  • Maggie P.U

    I was raised Southern Baptist…then a Catholic….there is and was forms of meditation in each…It is called prayer. Prayer comes in many ways and forms….relax and ease.

  • Sunkist.cz

    Gerard Butler can do nothing wrong by you. Just about every single thing he does is perfect in your eyes. There is fawning, blind praise within each comment you post here, always.

  • Julia

    Why so hard. It is her opinion and entitled to it.
    I am not under the assumption that a person needs to be in church to meditate. My question would be what religion or belief does he follow. The Zen [Buddhism] is emptying your mind, clearing it of all thoughts [as I gather], The Christian religion and meditation is something else. Personally I think that it would be good for GB to decide what God or belief he would follow and not be blown by every wind of multiple doctrines. By embracing all doctrine it leaves you not much imo. He doesn’t seem to embrace any religion even if he stated he was raised a Catholic. But that is his to deal with personally and privately..perhaps his greatest dilemma to date.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    She’s judgmentally calling it garbage suggesting Gerry should be in church. I’m asking her to share why he’d be better off doing as she says? I’m curious.

    Somehow I think Gerry uses whatever methods of rejuvenating to best suit him because he knows himself well. Not everyone can sit for an hour in TM just because you’re supposed to. I feel it best he apply some form of decompressing however he sees fit. I accept this. And I appreciate being let in on it by him.

    Gerry has his birth Faith. He knows its constant, but it is also one that conflicts with how things get done within his industry at times, his lifestyle and those of many of his closest friends. It seems he’s curious about how to reach where he needs to go, and kind of wants to do that his way.

  • https://twitter.com/pamela_swain Pammie

    Religion is the act of making God an untouchable celebrity. It’s why I am not “religious”
    I do believe in God though.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Wisdom is all around us. It’s like air, just got to breathe it. The body is our temple, but the mind is in control.

  • Edward

    Does it really matter? To me it appears he’s enjoying some alone time, and possibly doing some deep thinking.No one needs to go to church to do this, and no one needs to go to church to pray to God.

  • Gossipbasher

    Probably all have to do with the PDA of last week in some way. He chose a very public place to do it. I have a friend who lives in Malibu with her husband and she sent me pictures. There are park and places he could have gone for more privacy. He also has friends who own private properties on the beach and could have done it there. Not everywhere in Malibu do the paps go but everywhere so far he has been since last year are known to be places where you will find paps waiting.

  • Maggie P.U

    So true Edward…I talk to the man in many different ways and places. I can not tell you when the last was when I went to church. Anytime/anywhere….that is all that matters. As long as you are in contact with him.

  • Maggie P.U

    Same here…I was “baptized” as a kid…but do not ID’ to it. And I definitely believe in God…to many times of close calls…..and I am still here.

  • Gossipbasher

    i was born a Catholic, believe in God but do not practice my religion anymore but I do pray to God and I even meditate. I believe he has not changed religions, he was curious about Buddhism but does not seem to have embraced it as such. In yoga which he practices, they do encourage meditation.

  • Gossipbasher

    Same for me. I do occasionally go to church once in a while but I mostly do my praying to God on my own.

  • https://twitter.com/pamela_swain Pammie

    It also serves to enslave the masses. Should statism not work, it’s the next best thing…if not better…”Die for God?” “Justify horrible acts in order to please God, be rewarded by God?” When God Himself says no to killing and murder?
    Last time I checked God doesn’t stutter about His Rules.

  • Sunkist.cz

    It really doesn’t change anything, knowing that, but I feel a little less offended by the game. He must need to do all this. It just seems an exhausting waste to me. Someone new seems to be orchestrating all this. It’s just going from bad to worse. Why can’t he just be real? That’s the only part of him I’m interested in. Gerard Butler is far more fascinating than all these stupid, obvious pr games. I miss him.

  • Maggie P.U

    Nor does he make changes…or ever has. What is said, is said. As it is so written.

  • Maggie P.U

    Im like my Dad, always have been. I don’t need a church..nor religion. I know who my God is.

  • Maggie P.U

    You can be curious about anything…it is your heart and soul that makes you find yourself. If you pray without a church/religion, fine. If you do, fine also. Whatever you need to do…where ever you need to go…to find that peace, both inner and out then do it. I love the mountains, where my horses are….if I stay to long I do not want to come back. Something about that area.

  • Gossipbasher

    My parents were good people, very generous, yet neither went to church and yet they would have shared their last slice of bread with anybody. They never once did anything to hurt others and when they both died, I had people coming to me saying how both of them had done things to help them in hard times. Churches are man-made and no guarantee of holiness. God listens to prayers when we pray sincerely to him anywhere we might be.

  • Gossipbasher