Hi! I’m Lyric Benson Fergusson. At age 5 I co-starred in a movie w/ Burt Reynolds & Robby Benson (my dad). As a teen I was the director’s assistant on TV sitcoms e.g. Ellen. At 22 I became a “professional celibate yogi-monk” for 8yrs, where I ...
My short bio: Hi Reddit! My name is Lyric Benson Fergusson and I am 32 years old. I most recently lived as a “professional celibate yogi-monk” where I practiced meditation for 8 to 10hrs/ day for 8 years (I still meditate 3hrs/ day).
Before that I grew up in Hollywood with parents Robby Benson [the Beast in Disney's Beauty & the Beast, 1970s actor (Ice Castles etc), director of Friends & Ellen] & Karla DeVito (who sang with Meatloaf). At age 5 I co-starred in a movie with Burt Reynolds called Modern Love. Then I was my dad’s director’s assistant on many TV sitcoms such as Ellen (starring Ellen DeGeneres).
I was in college at New York University studying screenwriting during the attacks of 9/11 and lost a dear family friend in one of the towers. A few years later I witnessed a murder of a close friend. These life-changing events helped me to seek spirituality—and cemented my decision to live as a professional yogi-monk and experience a profound inner peace within all of life’s circumstances.
As a yogi, I was apart of a "Coherence Creating Group" for world peace called The Mother Divine Program for 3 years, then lived reclusively on my own in various places for another 5 years (still meditating 8 to 10hrs/ day).
In 2011 I wrote a spiritual rock’n’roll album with my dad attempting to express the power and intimacy of the Self (“higher self”) in music. I am also the co-ordinator for helping the Global Alliance For Transformational Entertainment NextGen which was founded by John Raatz, Jim Carrey and Eckhart Tolle.
Lastly, I've written a mystic poetry book called French Kissing God which is based on my spiritual experiences from when I was a yogi. I now live in Hawaii with my husband and am happily married. AMA!
Proof that I was the director’s assistant on many sitcoms:
Proof I was a celibate yogi-monk:
Proof I am a spiritual singer/songwriter
I’ll be online all day so AMA! :) <3
EDIT: IT'S BEEN SO MUCH FUN TALKING TO YOU ALL. I'M STILL GOING AFTER 7 HRS :)
I'VE JUST UPDATED MY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN SO THAT 5 PEOPLE CAN BUY MY BOOK AND ALBUM FOR $1.
EDIT #2: I'm taking a meditation break haha! Be back in about 1 hour (11pm EST). Keep the questions coming - this is really fun for me! <3
EDIT #3: I'm back for another few hours. Ask me anything! :)
EDIT #4: Thank you all so much for your beautiful questions. I have to go pick up my parents at the airport now but would love to continue the conversation tomorrow morning. It's now 1:54am EST.
EDIT #5: Hi everyone! It's 2:47pm EST and I'm back for another couple of hours if anyone has more questions :)
EDIT #6: It's now 6:30pm EST. I've thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. Signing off now. If you haven't yet had a chance to check out my mystic poetry book you can do so HERE.
I so appreciate all of your time and support.