Patsy Kensit reveals Buddhist lifestyle

The actress began meditating eight years ago.
The actress began meditating eight years ago. The actress began meditating eight years ago.

Patsy Kensit says she follows Buddhist principles – saying “thank you” several times a day.

The ex-Holby City and Emmerdale actress, 50, began meditating eight years ago after visiting a retreat in Thailand and loves crystals.

She told Spirit & Destiny magazine: “As a person I follow more of a Buddhist way of life …

“Christianity is still in my life but I’m also into meditation, positivity, gratitude.”

The ex-Celebrity Big Brother star quipped: “I say thank you probably 200 times before I brush my teeth in the morning!

“Even if something doesn’t go quite the way I want it to, I still say thank you.”

She said of her love of crystals: “I love rose quartz. I love how it looks and its smell. I’ve got several. Sometimes I’ll meditate and have it on my chest.”

The actress has no regrets “but in my forties I cared way too much about what people thought about me and what was going on in my life,” she said.

Kensit, whose four ex-husbands include Liam Gallagher, added: “I believe in karma, my karma – if I do something wrong it bites me in the arse straight away!

“I’ve made mistakes in life but I believe in gratitude. I’ve loved very hard. I love my children.

“Hopefully this is my last time around on Earth … I’m due a nice kip. A bit of peace on a higher plane.”

The full interview appears in this month’s Spirit & Destiny.