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My Morning Meditation and Visualization

I learned how to meditate in college when I took a Transcendental Meditation class and have maintained a very serious practice over the past 11 years.

For some reason, I don’t remember doing it that consistently in the 90s. Most likely, it was the hard-partying lifestyle that got in the way.

Anyhow, my meditation practice is something that I cannot live without. It calms me down, centers me and gets me more focused. Nothing makes me more relaxed or present.

So, when I get up in the morning I sit and meditate for 20 minutes. The meditation is Transcendental Meditation, which uses a mantra as a way to keep the mind from wandering.

And after I finish meditating, I do something called Creating My Day.

I learned about Creating My Day from the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know? In my opinion, it is one of the most important movies ever made because it explains how our thoughts impact our reality, from a scientific standpoint.

Furthermore, What the Bleep Do We Know? was one of the three things that helped me recover from nearly 11 years of Prozac. It had that powerful of an impact on me.

What is Creating My Day?

Creating My Day is exactly what it sounds like. In my mind, I create my day and visualize exactly what I want to happen — the people I want to see, the things that I want to happen, etc. I tend to focus on the few most important goals rather than everything I want.

Furthermore, I try to imagine what it would “feel” like to have these things happen. How would it feel if I met person X and shook his hand. I try to tap into the emotions as much as possible since those serve as powerful attractors.

Once I have visualized what I want to happen, I then repeat the following out loud:

I am taking this time to create my day and I am infecting the quantum field.

The positive energy that radiates from my body and soul will attract amazing adventure, interaction with remarkable individuals and tremendous amount of joy, bliss, laughter, happiness and wealth, for myself and others.

I cannot wait for this day to unfold because today is a very, very special day.

For me, meditation is essential part of my life and I have had absolutely incredible experiences with Creating My Day.

What I have noticed about Creating My Day is the following. If I do not truly believe that something will happen, even if I visualize it, it won’t happen.

The key is not to be worried or nervous it won’t happen. If you truly believe something is going to happen, you don’t worry about it. And worrying about it means that your focus is on something that you don’t want to happen.

Try Creating My Day (use mine or write your own) for 30 straight days and watch what happens. You’ll be pretty amazed.

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A Recent Date: Do You Mind If I Drink?

I had a very interesting lunch date recently with this very beautiful Indian woman. A friend of mine thought that I would enjoy meeting her and set the two of us up.

Why did he think I would like her? (1) He thinks she’s awesome  (2) He knows that I am very attracted to Indian women (the love of my life is Indian) and (3) There is almost nothing that I find more sexy than a woman who meditates. She meditates. (Meditation is a huge part of my life and is something I first started doing in 1991).

Even though I knew almost nothing about her, the conversation flowed pretty effortlessly. Aside from the meditation, we are both very into yoga and eating healthy. This was the first woman I’ve met in a long time who thought it was fantastic that I eat almost 100% organic. That kind of surprised me. Normally, I don’t get that reaction. What I tend to hear is “isn’t that a little extreme” or “don’t you ever want to go to a nice restaurant with your friends?” or “you can’t be so rigid.”

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How Organic Food Played a Crucial Role in My Decision to Quit 11 Years of Antidepressants

In the summer of 2001 and at the urging of my then-girlfriend, I went for an appointment to go see her naturopathic doctor in New York City, the place where we were both living at the time.

Having done acupuncture since high school, I had always been open to alternative medicine and was curious what this woman could do for me.

During our session, she asked me about all of my health and dietary habits – eating, drinking, smoking, drugs, exercise. Everything. In the midst of this conversation, the topic of organic food somehow arose. I remember that I had some notion about what organic food was but wasn’t overly familiar with it.

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Thank You to My Readers, Thinking of My Mother

I am in Denver for Thanksgiving and will be heading back to Boston tomorrow. Two things have been on my mind.

1) In case you didn’t know, I am an absolute AM radio junkie, mostly sports radio. One of my favorite hosts is Colin Cowherd from ESPN Radio. Practically every single night, I replay some of his segments from earlier in the day.

Something Colin always says resonates with me very deeply, especially now as I am starting to build an audience of my own. He acknowledges that there are many, many options out there and appreciates that people have decided to spend their time listening to him.

And, that is how I feel. There are millions and millions of websites out there, and I am very appreciative that people take the time to read what I write and watch my videos. I do my best to provide interesting and compelling content, both information related to organic food and specific personal issues that I deal with.

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