10 of 40 Day 14


It's not just for hippies any more.

Dan Harris ABC news anchor wrote a book 10% Happier after learning the benefits of meditation following a panic attack on air.  After his panic attack he was doing an investigation on spirituality which included Eckhart Tolle.  He was shocked to find that he connected with Eckhart Tolle's teachings and started his process of meditation.  


And he is in good company.  Here's a list of just a few people that meditate:

Oprah, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Anniston, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulus, Martin Scorsese, Soledad O'Brien, Rupert Murdock, Cynthia McFadden and Hugh Jackman.  

Meditation is a very personal practice and is not a one size fits all.  There are many different ways to meditate and I recommend you try as many as you can to find the right fit for you.  

One option is, Headspace.com which is a popular website/app for meditation. Headspace was founded by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson. Andy was studying sports science when he decided to become a Buddhist monk.  After 10 years of traveling and being ordained at a Tibetan monastery in the Indian Himalayas, he returned to the UK and began teaching meditation and mindfulness. 

Headspace is guided meditation which starts off with a 10 day tutorial where you learn the ropes while meditating for 10 minutes.  You then can choose the types of guided meditation you would like to do and the length of time. 

Another great teacher is Charlie Knoles. He provides numerous classes on mindbodygreen.com that explain the many different types of meditation as you are guided through them.

And when all else fails look to Oprah.  Oprah and Deepak Chopra offer guided meditations at https://chopracentermeditation.com/?sso_code=eyJpdiI6Im1IdEpyVURaeUVJM08zNTBGTEpQTmc9PSIsInZhbHVlIjoiSGNUbExmSkQzbUw3TU1YY0xhRVRLa05tWWpYZVo0RlBUaWZ6YzBYbklcLzkxWUtTaUNWQ1RXWG44a1hxT2NSNiswRU1wc1wvOVdUQ2tnQko1R2lzWWJpRkJIeTJLcG9HZXVtc3pnUk81VTBWbz0iLCJtYWMiOiI1MzJkNWVmODBhNGUwYjNmM2IwZWJlYzY2NjQ3MmMyYzUwNTAwMTc5OGE1NDI0MzMyZTAxNzMzMzg1NjFjZTU3In0%3D

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things - that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.”
― Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs


So....give it a try.  You have nothing to loose but a great opportunity to expand your mind and feel better than you ever have before. And I promise, it will not cause you to start wearing Birkenstocks. 

Wishing you Grace, Peace & Healthy Living,