The silver lining to the whole experience was that I had been given a golden ticket to reach out to doctors, researchers, priests and monks around the world. I spent the next year researching the growing field of neuroscience and learned about neuroplasticity first hand. I watched my brain rewire itself. I spoke with doctors and scientists, researchers and therapists. I met with monks and priests to see where prayer and meditation came into play. I rediscovered a meditation practice I had given up long ago. Most important, I learned that we can change the way our minds work, and in so doing, change our lives.
My experience drove me to learn as much as I could about the brain, meditation and how they interacted. I eventually turned my experience into the book I called The Simple Truth: Meditation for the Modern World.
The response from that book told me I was not alone. I opened a studio and launched my organization, calling it The Simple Truth Project. I also developed a practice for the modern world, calling it simply Modern Meditation, to reflect the changes that science was having on spirituality and to teach the practice of everyday mindfulness to the world.
My reaching and my work help others benefit from the practice of meditation and mindfulness in a way that works with their lives. I do this by refining traditional practices so that they fit the realities of the 21st Century world you live in.