Saturday, November 27, 2004

Enlightenment for Christmas

What greater gift could one ask for than an elevated state of consciousness? In these cantankerous time, who wouldn't want a dose of transcendental bliss? Since no one has time for a stint in a Tibetan monastery while holding down a job, the marketplace has responded with The Journey to Wild Divine: "the first 'inner-active' computer adventure that combines ancient breathing and meditation with modern biofeedback technology for total mind-body awareness".

It's a combination of a game, some finger sensors, and a bit of tutoring by media darling Deepak Chopra, all for $160.

It reminds me of a day around 8 years ago when we spotted Deepak Chopra in a coffee shop in La Jolla. He was walking at a stately pace towards the men's room at just the moment that my 8 year old son announced that he had to go. Right now. And he zipped to the one-person-at-a-time bathroom just steps ahead of Deepak, who then had to stand around looking uncomfortable while Alex took his sweet time in there. No doubt Dr. Chopra was just fine, though. Having mastered his bladder chakra he was able to channel the pressure to a higher plane.

This actually sounds interesting. If you were wondering what to get me for Christmas, now you know.

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