I made sure to interview Tom Gegax for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Tom and I had coauthored a book, The Big Book of Small Business, and I knew he had a great experience to share. Here is an excerpt from Tom’s story:
I took a meditative trip to the Greek islands with the express purpose of getting more in touch with myself, something I wasn’t able to do amidst the busyness of everyday life. I had heard the Greeks had the worst phone system in the world, so I decided to go there for a retreat. I did a little sightseeing but most of my time was spent meditating day and night in my room. There was no schedule for when I would eat or sleep. I wanted to get lost in not thinking and just being.
Remember in the movie Cocoon when two people were across the pool from each other but were having virtual orgasmic, bliss-like experiences? That’s how I felt. I was able to get in trance-like states that were incredible, just sitting there meditating, not thinking about any of life’s challenges, feeling a deep sense of connection with everything. It was a unique state of feeling grounded, yet being one with the universe. I had meditated before but had never been in such a deep state.
One night, after a particularly blissful meditative day, I woke up in the middle of the night. On the pillow next to me was a bright, glowing treasure chest. I was wide awake; this chest was definitely not a figment of my imagination. I stared at it for ten or fifteen seconds, and finally thought, I’ve gotta try to touch this thing. As my hand drew closer to the chest, it slowly dissipated until it was gone. I got right up and wrote it all down, in case I would try to fool myself the next morning into thinking it hadn’t happened. The meaning of it was very clear to me—that if you take more time to meditate and go within, the treasures are immense.
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