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.
Funny Thought: Late for Work, Stuck in Samadhi
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.