Jerry Seinfeld has being practicing meditation for forty-one years. “I don’t remember exactly how I started,” he remarks, but he has found meditation to be a grounding and energizing force in his own life. As a writer and actor, Seinfeld has had plenty of experience dealing with intense schedules, but he admits that handling them is not second nature. “I’m not one of these people who has crazy, boundless energy,” he says. “I’m just a normal guy. So when everyone else was having lunch [during the shoot], I would do transcendental meditation…that is how I survived the nine years [writing and filming the Seinfeld TV series].”
You don’t have to be an actor to reap the rewards of meditation. Set aside a few minutes to let your brain relax and recharge, and see what happens. What could you do with a little extra energy each day?