The Meditation Warrior

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Too often, we become emotionally enraged within the moment…

Sometimes, finding the right attitude, which leads us to the right effort, can be extremely difficult.

Next time we feel a fit of rage coming on, let’s go to our happy place…

Close your eyes and picture somewhere in your head where you have been before that just makes you feel good (…beach in Hawaii, mountains in Tahoe, the chippendale club, whatever tickles your fancy).

My Dad liked to call it his “insular Tahiti”.

Wherever your nirvana is, let’s go there, and stay there for a minute…

Give me a 3 second breath through the nose, let’s hold for 3 seconds, now a 6-second exhale through the mouth…

Feel better?

A few years ago, I would have told myself to F*CK OFF and save this meditation crap for the monks and the hippies. My ADHD was just way too powerful to tame.

Then my boy Kowalski and I were on our annual Team Go Hard Multi Sport Life Optimization Tucson Torture Session Camp, and he fired on a Calm Meditation to get us dialed in for the arduous endeavors that awaited.

I kinda liked it, so I downloaded the app and began partaking in the daily 10 minute sessions. Soon enough, I was doing multiple sessions in the morning, evening and sometimes right in the middle of the day…

Since then, I am now over 1000 sessions, and well over 200 hours of meditation, and every aspect of my life has changed because of it.

I am way more focused and way less emotionally reactive as a husband, father, broadcaster and endurance athlete. There is also no doubt that I am more organized which leads to more production.

The entire way I view the world has gone from a plethora of prejudgements to patient observations predicated on understanding different perspectives, even if they are way different than mine.

Look, if you go in with a closed mind, there is no reason to go in at all because you will find exactly what your mind is open to… NOTHING.

Yet, if you are abierto and willing to embrace meditation’s possibilities, your life will forever change…

That said, if you, just like the old EB, want to tell me to save it for the smokers, jokers and real life tokers, I’m cool with that too.  

I prefer not to force shit on anybody…

-EB