11/20/2013 08:41 am ET Updated Aug 01, 2015

How Transcendental Meditation Saved My Life

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Last week, with a nightcap of Bellocq White Wolf tea and my daily viewing of David Lynch’s cult '90s classic "Twin Peaks," I watched as Agent Cooper sat up in bed, slowly opened his eyes, and spoke into his perma-accessory, the recorder: "Diane, it’s 1:17 PM. I’ve just concluded my second meditation of the day in lieu of sleep, and I feel completely refreshed, and struck again by the realization that all of us on this great big planet earth live at only a fraction of our potential."

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