I was listening to a Podcast the other day, they where interviewing Tim Ferris (author of “The Four Hour Body”). Interestingly he was speaking about attending a Vipassana Meditation Retreat.
Several years ago I picked up The Four Hour Body and thought it was excellent book. I was able to follow many of the Ideas and techniques found in the book. In the end I was able to drop approximately 20 lbs. (To this day I am still aware of Carbs and their affect of my biochemistry* (the book also provides a lot of explanation, which is one of the things which I found so interesting and made it pleasurable to read).
Anyway back to the story, so appearently both Tim and I (at separate times/places/ and location) attended Vipassana meditation retreats. Although I found it challenging, apparently Tim had much more difficulty than I did.
I know it is a little wrong, but part of me thought:
“Wow, I was actually able to handle the retreat, with less difficulty than Tim Ferris”
His book focuses a lot on Success, and a knee jerk reaction is to put him (or other successful people) on a Pedestal, being able to compare how he perceived it as more challenging (and succeeded ) vs. my experience (challenges) going through it…… makes getting up to that Pedestal seem easier.
I would heartily recommend The Four Body, I’ve actually given copies to people who where interested in making improvements in their Health and Lifestyle. I’ve recently started eating healthier again, and I was thinking of getting The Four Hour Chef (To help with creating Slow Card meals).
- Web Page for Podcast with Tim Ferris as the Guest
- Did cast Listen Link
- Tim’s New Book: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
- Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Note: The Vipassana Medition Retreat (Last 10 days and) involves going for about 8-9 days without Talking/Reading/Internet/Sex/etc. (If you leave you will not be able to return (for that session)). Yes, it is difficult , I also found it helpful for me. Anyone can attend for free.