To be honest, I didn’t know much about 40 Years of Zen before I got there. Dave Asprey told me, “You’ve got to try this. It’s going to change your life.” So I said, “Okay, let’s go.”
Basically, the purpose of 40 Years of Zen is to train your brain. The program relies mainly on neurofeedback, a process that increases IQ, EQ, and Cognitive Function.
Every day, I entered a futuristic Zen Pod for neurofeedback training. The first day, my brain went a little haywire because I wasn’t used to being still and my body couldn’t relax. With each session, my brain became calmer and calmer until I was able to really sink into the experience.
Honestly, 40 Years of Zen changed me–it literally transformed my brain.
There are some brainwaves called delta and high beta waves that are linked to logic, problem-solving, strategy, and survival mode (fight or flight). Those were off the charts for me, which is what made me a successful entrepreneur all these years.
Unfortunately, these brainwaves had practically stomped out the alpha and theta waves, which are the ones directly linked to creativity, freedom, love, joy, and peace. When you train alpha, you’re making your brain more efficient.
The whole week was about resetting my brain to be able to feel those feelings and cut down on the delta and high beta waves that have been overpowering my brain.
One of the most important aspects of the program was dealing with trauma. As I began to wade through my past, I was able to forgive a lot of people, including myself, which was the hardest part. It was extremely powerful and so valuable to me.
My marriage is 10x stronger already. At last being able to communicate from a place of love, understanding, and empathy rather than from a place of hurt or a survival mentality has completely transformed my relationships.
This experience has made me a much better leader in Hapbee who is able to care for others lead with humility. I know this is only the beginning of the valuable things I’ve gotten from 40 Years of Zen. I would definitely recommend it to anybody who’s a leader in any capacity.