Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Funny Thought: Late for Work, Stuck in Samadhi

The meditation room in the Google campus is about 1 mile away from my office (in Google's newer Crittenden campus).  I meditate there most mornings before heading to my office.

Yesterday, during my morning meditation, I accidently elevated my mind into a stable samadhi (calm abiding).  Since I don't get access to satisfactory samadhi very often, I decided to stay in that mind for a while.  By the time I was done, I was pretty late for work.  So I sent email to my bosses apologizing to them, and also letting them know that (to save time) I'd stay at the main Google campus until after my meet-and-greet with the President of Tanzania before I go back to my office.

My boss, Paul, was greatly amused.  "Only in Google", he said, "would you receive a late-for-work message involving samadhi and the President of Tanzania".

To me, the funniest part is that I didn't even notice there was anything unusual about my email until I found out how much it amused Paul.  Samadhi and meeting a world leader was just another day at work.  In retrospect, it was very funny.

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