He began looking for someone in the U.S. who could instruct them in the technique. And that’s how he met Rick Allen, the drummer of rock band Def Leppard, who had turned to meditation years earlier to help deal with the trauma of losing his left arm in a car accident in the 1980s. Allen came to the Robbinses’ house in California and led them in a session. Not long after, Robbins and his wife made their own trip to the Oneness University for several days of intensive study—and virtually nothing else. Robbins was soon going stir-crazy. “I’m thinking, ‘This is bullshit,’” he says. “Is this really going to do anything?” But eventually the guru took them for a ride in a car, and for the first time she could remember, Sage didn’t feel sick. She has been largely cured ever since.
As Robbins’ hands wrap over my skull, he delivers the Oneness “blessing,” or deeksha, which is said to initiate a neurobiological change in the brain. Robbins says he doesn’t engage in full-on meditation on a daily basis. But he has incorporated elements of the ritual into his routine—a process he calls “priming.” He takes 10 to 20 minutes a day to put himself in a positive state of mind. First he does a physical and breathing routine to change his state, and then he focuses on one emotion. “I prime gratitude, because of all the human emotions, you can’t be angry and grateful simultaneously,” says Robbins. He likes to finish by focusing on three goals he wants to accomplish.
by Brian O'Keefe
Excerpt from Tony Robbins, CEO Whisperer
Image: Finding his center Photo by Martin Schoeller for FortuneMagazine
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