Bob Roth:We were on Good Morning America last year and you gave a great definition of what meditation was.
Jerry Seinfeld:I said that it’s like you have a cell phone and then somebody gives you the charger and you go, “Oh, now I can get this thing up to 100 anytime I want!
Bob Roth:You’ve been practicing TM for how long?
Jerry Seinfeld:Well, ’72, so 42 years. I learned it at Oswego where I was going to school. I was a pretty investigative person in those days. Still am, I guess.
Jerry Seinfeld:When I hear about something that sounds interesting, I like to explore it.
Jerry Seinfeld:I've explored a lot of different things and gotten a lot from all of them, but none of them, nothing compares to what TM has done.
Jerry Seinfeld: The way I look at life, basically, is it’s exhausting.
Jerry Seinfeld:Being busy is exhausting.
Jerry Seinfeld:Doing nothing is exhausting.
Jerry Seinfeld:No matter what you do as a human on earth, it’s exhausting, and sleep is a nice rest.
Jerry Seinfeld:Most of us don’t get great sleep. It’s very hit and miss.
Jerry Seinfeld: Sleep is hit and miss and TM is not. So it’s this thing that augments your need for rest. The people that don’t do it, I would say, “I can’t believe you stay up all day.
Bob Roth:That's a good one!
Jerry Seinfeld:Because I can’t do it
Bob Roth:Is it only physical, the recharging? Do you notice anything with your mind, clarity?
Jerry Seinfeld:I’m a big exerciser as well. I’m a big gym guy. I love to go, I don’t love it, but I just believe in it and I’m very much, I don’t separate the mind and the body as a thing.
Jerry Seinfeld: If my body’s tired, my mind’s tired.
Jerry Seinfeld:If my mind’s tired, my body’s tired.
Bob Roth:So you meditate now in the morning and how do you feel before your morning meditation?
Bob Roth:Because you had said at first you were wondering why you should meditate in the morning.
Jerry Seinfeld:Yeah, why would you rest when you just got out of bed?!
Jerry Seinfeld:If you get up out of your bed and turn around and look at it, it doesn’t look like what happened in there was very restful.
Jerry Seinfeld:It looks like a war just went on in there and I bet you, people that do sleep research, if you did a time lapse of someone in bed, you see these things...
Jerry Seinfeld:you’re rolling around and punching pillows and pulling covers and half the time, you get up in the middle of the night. It’s a war!
Jerry Seinfeld:Sleep is a war.
Jerry Seinfeld:So this thing, your night’s sleep was supposed to be this beautiful, restful, you’ve seen this Sealy or SleepLand ad, whoever it is. No one’s having this experience, okay?
Bob Roth:Oh yeah, when they’re sort of like, in bliss
Jerry Seinfeld:Yeah, they’re sleeping on the bed and there’s this pretty girl. I don’t know, she’s never got a blanket on her.
Bob Roth:Yeah, that’s right. She’s on her side.
Jerry Seinfeld:That’s such phony baloney stuff of what sleep is supposed to be, but what TM is
Jerry Seinfeld:Most comedians love analogies and me more than any comedian.
Jerry Seinfeld:Chris Rock might be the only comedian I know who’s a little better at analogies than I am
Jerry Seinfeld:He’s a great analogizer!
Jerry Seinfeld:Here’s another good analogy and if you haven’t already thought of this, I’ll be shocked.
Jerry Seinfeld:You’re on a road trip and you’ve got to stop for gas.
Jerry Seinfeld:Have you thought of this one?
Bob Roth:No, that's a good one
Jerry Seinfeld:Right, you get in the car, you drive in the car, you don’t just drive for ten hours.
Jerry Seinfeld:You drive for three or four hours and you stop for gas for the car, for yourself, that break, that little break, and it’s just a big thing.
Jerry Seinfeld:my dad, Cal Seinfeld, one of his great lines was “Never argue with the body.” He was a great midday nap guy.
Jerry Seinfeld:He was a salesman and sometimes we would come home from school and he’d come out of the bedroom in his pajamas.
Jerry Seinfeld:He’d just say, “I got tired.”
Bob Roth:So you come with your friends and...
Jerry Seinfeld:Yeah and my dad would come out of the bedroom in his pajamas. “I got tired. I came home and went to sleep.”
Jerry Seinfeld:So that was his thing, “Never argue with the body.”
Jerry Seinfeld:Tired is not something I feel. That’s not something I tolerate. Tired is wrong. If you’re tired, something’s wrong.
Bob Roth:Cal was right, listen to your body.
Jerry Seinfeld:Yes. He says, "Never argue with the body"
Shelly :A thinker
Tijah :He really was omg
Stephen Hunton:Deep thoughts
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