In 1992, long before yoga studios lived on every block, I took my first yoga class. I instantly fell in love with the practice. There was only one problem, I couldn’t meditate.
Many people tried to teach me, but it was frustrating. I felt like a failure. Eventually, I came to terms with the fact that I just couldn’t meditate.
On April 26, 2015, my life changed.
At the time, I was working successfully at the Chopra Center as the Senior Manager of Digital Products. I helped bring to life incredible online programs with Deepak, Eckhart Tolle, Martha Beck, Dr. Andrew Weil, Gabby Bernstein and others.
But I still wasn’t able to find inner stillness.
Until I heard Deepak say, “Thoughts during meditation are not obstacles. They are a sign that stress has been released.”
I received my personal Primordial Sound mantra. Mantra meditation is the easiest thing I have ever done. I have meditated every day since then. My life has completely transformed. I experience less anxiety, greater compassion (for both myself and others) and true inner peace.