The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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Day 7: End of Week One

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One week down – two more to go.  Today was my abosolute worst meditation.  I couldn’t get into it and in fact I even gave up and fast forwarded to Deepak’s ending thoughts.  I even found the mantra hard to remember – stick to 1 syllable people!  I just wasn’t feeling it.  In the words of the man himself (DC), this meditation topic was too abstract for a logical Leo like me.  Oprah really didn’t set the stage for me this time, but I forgive her, because in general, she is wonderful. 

Deepak talked about how we are all pure light both internally and as an expression of who we are.  We can tap into that energy, that awareness to feel… VVVOOOMMM – that’s the sound of the idea going over my head.  He even admits that the entire concept may feel out of reach and abstract (um…you think?).  He then likens it to being at one with nature.  This city girl will have to liken it to being at one with skyscrapers and shopping malls, but I’ll throw an avenue and boulevard in to make myself feel more worldly.  I could go on and on but I won’t.  It was too much for me.  It was the only meditation this week that I felt bordered on hooey. 

He did end on a great note telling the meditators to look for things that you love as inspiration whether it’s a quote, a poem or just a thought that inspires you.  He then reminds you that if you expand your awareness it’s as close as we’ll get to heaven on earth.  He inspires me so I’ll forgive him for a bit of a lackluster day.  If anyone else is doing the 21 day meditation experience, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  I know that I found helpful advice and wisdom in 6 out of 7 meditations so that’s a pretty good average.  I hope to concentrate on the relaxation benefits of meditation that Dr. Oz finds so useful.  I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling any difference just yet, but I still have 2 weeks to get the hang of my flow (I know that sounds vaguely menstrual, but it’s really not meant to).  

I’ll end, as always, on a note of gratitude.  I am grateful, for the process that I am going through even if it doesn’t seem to be working for me today.  It’s a growth experience. 

Gratefully yours,



Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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