What do Sir Paul McCartney, Russell Simmons, Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, Cameron Diaz, David Lynch, Jennifer Aniston, Russell Brand, Jeff Bridges, Candy Crowley, Ellen DeGeneres, Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Clint Eastwood, Heather Graham, Mariel Hemingway, Kobe Bryant, Sean Lennon, Cynthia McFadden, Moby, Soledad O’Brian, Robin Roberts, Rick Rubin, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Lesley Jane Seymour, John Stamos, Ringo Starr, George Stephanopoulus, Howard Stern, Ivanka Trump, Liv Tyler, Naomi watts, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Bill Ford, Arianna Huffington, Eva Mendez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Barbara Walters, Congressman Tim Ryan, Goldie Hawn, Ariana Grande, Tina Turner, Angelina Jolie, Richard Gere, Sting, Shirley MacLaine, Halle Berry, Leonard Cohen and Lebron James have in common, you ask?
A daily meditation practice.
Everywhere you look, another successful person is proclaiming the positive impact their daily meditation practice is having on their personal and professional life. If you search the hashtag meditation on Instagram 4,595,435 posts of people meditating come up (including mine!). Right now Oprah and Deepak Chopra have another twenty-one day Meditation challenge underway (Side note: I mentioned something about Oprah to Deepak a few years ago and he said, “If she had married me, her name would be Oprah Chopra.” #TrueStory)
Have you ever tried to create a meditation practice? Did you succeed? I find that most of my clients fear they’re ‘doing it wrong’ and are ‘too neurotic’ to meditate. They think that meditation isn’t for people like them. For many years I tried to learn to meditate, and failed. I was so committed to the idea of a dedicated practice that I created a sacred space for meditation in every place I lived. I had gorgeous pillows, bottles of pure essential oil, an array of meditation music, statues of deities, twinkly lights and sage to clear the negative energy. The only thing I didn’t have was an actual practice. I like to say I was all gear and no game.
Until a weekend at the Chopra Center with Vic led me to the teacher, Davidji, who would help me put that gear to good use. That was twelve years ago and we have had a dedicated practice since.
The most miraculous thing I learned that fateful weekend was that:
Davidji became one of my closest friends, my mentor and a spiritual running buddy (as my pal Gabby Bernstein might say 😉
Today on Hello Freedom I am talking to Davidji about how you can get your dedicated meditation practice on without moving to India or become a Buddhist monk. Davidji has created a FREE four part video series to introduce you to meditation, bust myths and answer questions. He is giving you tips and strategies to bring meditation into your daily life.
Me, Davidji & Peaches The Buddha Princess
Note: Davidji Is the originator of the 21 Day Meditation Challenge that every teacher in the world is now doing. Just sayin’ 😉
Videos one, two and three are already available click the link for immediate access!
It makes me so happy to share Davidji’s brilliance, kindness and New York style humor with you. I hope you enjoy our interview and take advantage of his free videos series. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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“We don’t have to live in this reactive world, we can live in a responsive world, and when we do that we’re a little calmer, we’re a little more patient.” – Davidji
- The practical aspect of his new video series
- Why it’s better to be responsive instead of reactive
- Davidji’s own journey
- How we can connect to the answers inside
- The importance of seeing the bigger picture
- How meditation teaches you clarity
“We have an opportunity in every single moment how we want to show up.” – Davidji
- Why you have to surround yourself with good people
- The power of 16 seconds
- Why you have to show up
- What connects him to his work
- The power of our ripples
“These timeless teachings are so easy – they’re not hard – you just have to be willing to show up.” – Davidji
- Begin your own meditation practice with Davidji’s free videos
- Check out the Chopra Center
- Connect with Davidji:
“Meditation teaches you to trust, a little bit more, what’s happening.” – Davidji
*image courtesy of Nickolai Kashirin