Jerry Seinfeld is a very successful, very clever, very funny comedian – and he says he’s been practicing Transcendental Meditation for 41 years!
Seinfeld reportedly has a private jet, owns more than 40 vintage Porsches and makes over R320 m a year. His net worth was estimated at R8 bn in 2010.
Skip the first 2 min and watch this VERY funny video where he reveals something for the first time – he only recently started doing it the recommended TWICE a day.
Ken Chawkin reports it like this on his on his excellent uncarved blog: “it was because of TM, he says, that he managed to keep it together during the nine years he was producing his successful hit show Seinfeld.
”When I was doing the TV series in which I was the star of the show, the executive producer, the head writer, casting and editing, for 22 to 24 episodes on network television—not cable! Network—for 9 years. Okay? That’s a lot of work. And I’m a regular guy, pretty much. You know, I’m not one of these crazy people that has endless, boundless energy. I’m just a normal guy. But that was not a normal situation to be in. And so what I would do is every day when everybody would have lunch I would do TM [Transcendental Meditation] and then while we’d go back to work and then I would eat while I was working because I had missed lunch. But that is how I survived the 9 years, it was that 20 minutes in the middle of the day would save me.”
George Shapiro, Jerry’s manager and fellow meditator, had written into Jerry’s contract that he was to not do interviews or be disturbed during lunch hours, when he would go to his trailer during the taping of the Seinfeld show. Now we know why. What we didn’t know was that he was only doing it once a day, at that time. And look what he accomplished!
Think about all this if you are already meditating-but only once a day. Who knows what an opportunity you’re missing!