What is the single best thing you've ever done in your whole life that benefitted you most of all? (Feel free to share your answer in the comments). For me, it was deciding to move to the country. Salem, Missouri is about two hours from the Gateway to the West, St. Louis, where I was born and raised. It is known as the Gateway to the Ozarks. I'd wanted to move here as early as 1993, but could not find work after turning in a few applications. However, in 2002, I decided to move the family. I still had to commute to St. Louis for work for the next 13 years. That 2-hour (each way) drive helped me immensely with centering my mind and thinking deeply about many things. It became a practice, which Walter Russell calls "waking meditation." The ability to center and quiet your thoughts in an instant (letting the knowing in).