How I got to my RPM

Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park

From that headline, I realize that the reader expects a treatise on “Revolutions Per Minute.” However, if you know me, I couldn’t care less about high performance vehicles. As long as it goes from home to where ever and back, that’s about the limit of my interest in what’s under the hood.

I come to RPM through davidji. Yes, that’s spelled right. Once upon a time, he founded a financial firm out of college. He went to Syracuse and took an Eastern Philosophy course while studying politics. It was his first exposure to meditation. That’s my way of foreshadowing the M in RPM.

After 9/11 and an encounter with a homeless New Yorker, he made a total life 180 and left the Big Apple for Oxford in England for Deepak Chopra’s “Seduction of Spirit” meditation retreat. That led to more studies with the Chopra Center in San Diego and he even became the initial Dean of Chopra Center University.

He got involved with guided meditations and has recorded over 200 of them, leading to nicknames like “The Velvet Voice of Stillness” and “Meditation Maestro.” And that’s where I became aware of him. I’ve been searching for ways to put some stillness and mindfulness in my life and, as you know the internet is a wonderful source of information. As long as you put in the right search terms. Or you happen to stumble across them.

Be that as it may, I heard one of the guided meditations and sought out more. Then, the other day, I heard a talk radio program starring davidji. He recommended a way to still your mind and he called it RPM.

  1. Rise.
  2. Pee.
  3. Meditate.

And I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s a better way to start the day than turning on the morning shows and hearing about mans inhumanity (and downright cruelty) to man.

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One thought on “How I got to my RPM

  1. I love the concept of RPM! There is a huge difference when I meditate first thing in the morning versus when I do it after being up a few hours. I work from home so it is really easy to “just check the email” then end up frazzled 3 hours later and realizing I hadn’t meditated yet. It just makes life flow so much naturally keeping me out of my way. Thank you for sharing this as I will definitely be implementing the RPM method in my life!

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