Reid was my biggest fan when it came to my EEG brainwave research I had done as an undergrad. To give you some context some of my friends and I took some time to do research that any Graduate would of been begging to do.
Our research only consisted of 4 people. It was a blind study. A volunteer was told that we wanted to see the difference of their brains when meditating and not meditating. So the volunteer would sit 10 mins meditating and 10 mins not meditating. During that time one of the researchers would time 2 minute intervals and hold up cards that would say – Happy thoughts, Angry thoughts, Neutral thoughts, and No thoughts. So depending on the card the 2 researchers that were sitting only a couple of feet from the volunteer would think thoughts that the card told them to think.
The study showed that thoughts from the experimenters actually had an effect on the Volunteers Brain! (If you would like a full report on what we actually found please ask)
So getting back to the story… When I got the chance to head out to Portland Oregon to check out a naturopathic collge I really wanted to attend. At the tail end of my trip Reid insisted on going out for drinks. When I jumped into his car he was listening to a CD. I remarked “Is this Bill Hicks?” He looked at me like he had just struck gold.
The night proceeded with laughter filled moments, and him confiding in me telling me about some of his life struggles. My heart wanted/wished to tell him about my plight but since I had been judged so harshly before I decided just to hear his story. When we parted that night I remember him remarking how much he loved Bill Hicks and that he would give up 2 years of his life to bring Bill back. 2 months later Reid died. I was devastated. For days I went to school destroyed and numb. During a class break when we all were meditating, all of a sudden it felt like someone came up behind me and gave me a huge energetic bear hug… with a message – I am fine Lynn it’s okay.
Reid you helped me find more balance then anyone ever could. Reid you are loved.
I poured all my knowledge into the following video for you Reid. Thank you for giving me the courage to do so.