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Why are influential personalities embracing meditation?

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Written on 2020-12-04T06:19:43+00:00

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more.” – Steve Jobs.

Often a lot of us leave the practice of meditation after trying out for a small amount of time, perhaps lost and in the judgement that the habit wasn’t not doing anything to them. On the other hand, many successful leaders have used meditation to improve productivity, creativity, business decisions and judgement. Looking at how increasingly popular the habit has become, technology has intervened in this age-old tradition shedding light and insight onto people who are interested to adapt and cultivate this habit. Today apps like Headspace, Calm, Breathe and a lot more have become as habit building as Uber Eats or Zomato to the user. A good thing perhaps, that people are more aware now about meditation and its benefits. 

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, tried meditation to achieve focus, but thought that meditation takes a lot of time and energy in a day. He considered it a ‘woo-woo’ thing which ties a person into reincarnation. He even tried quitting TV and music to achieve focus at work and thought process. His curiosity in finding out more about meditation did not end. After reading on meditation and exhaustive research into the subject, he learnt the meaning and true purpose of meditation. This lead him to starting the habit. He ended up doing meditation for 3 times a week with a session of at least 10 minutes. He realized what ultimately helped him to focus more at work was meditation.

Most of the people consider meditation an outdated or an overrated habit to achieve anything. But as Gates says, that “To achieve physical fitness we do sports, just like that meditation is exercise to the mind.” So like exercise/sports depends on the person’s willingness to do it, meditation also results into calmness when person have the willingness to do it and cultivate a routine. 

Like Bill Gates many other businessmen have achieved success and one of the reasons behind their success is good health which they have achieved also through mediation. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, has raised the number of subscribers from 30 million to 430 million in last 10 years. He says this has been possible just because of good health, love and time. And good health has been a consequence of mindfulness and disciplined meditation to achieve mindfulness.  

Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, practices meditation everyday without missing a day. The practice of mindfulness helped him to come out from his darkest day when he was bankrupt. It also helped him to make big and important decisions with compassion and kindness.

The founder of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, recommends meditation to his employees. He does meditation every morning before his work, to achieve focus for the day. 

People around you are quickly adopting the practice of meditation, either to tackle stress, or focus better at work or to merely be more compassionate, the result is numerous, goal – ONE. To be more in present. Why don’t you try meditation for at least three days a week and let us know the effect it had on you?

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Why are influential personalities embracing meditation?

Article by
Written on 2020-12-04T06:19:43+00:00

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more.” – Steve Jobs.

Often a lot of us leave the practice of meditation after trying out for a small amount of time, perhaps lost and in the judgement that the habit wasn’t not doing anything to them. On the other hand, many successful leaders have used meditation to improve productivity, creativity, business decisions and judgement. Looking at how increasingly popular the habit has become, technology has intervened in this age-old tradition shedding light and insight onto people who are interested to adapt and cultivate this habit. Today apps like Headspace, Calm, Breathe and a lot more have become as habit building as Uber Eats or Zomato to the user. A good thing perhaps, that people are more aware now about meditation and its benefits. 

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, tried meditation to achieve focus, but thought that meditation takes a lot of time and energy in a day. He considered it a ‘woo-woo’ thing which ties a person into reincarnation. He even tried quitting TV and music to achieve focus at work and thought process. His curiosity in finding out more about meditation did not end. After reading on meditation and exhaustive research into the subject, he learnt the meaning and true purpose of meditation. This lead him to starting the habit. He ended up doing meditation for 3 times a week with a session of at least 10 minutes. He realized what ultimately helped him to focus more at work was meditation.

Most of the people consider meditation an outdated or an overrated habit to achieve anything. But as Gates says, that “To achieve physical fitness we do sports, just like that meditation is exercise to the mind.” So like exercise/sports depends on the person’s willingness to do it, meditation also results into calmness when person have the willingness to do it and cultivate a routine. 

Like Bill Gates many other businessmen have achieved success and one of the reasons behind their success is good health which they have achieved also through mediation. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, has raised the number of subscribers from 30 million to 430 million in last 10 years. He says this has been possible just because of good health, love and time. And good health has been a consequence of mindfulness and disciplined meditation to achieve mindfulness.  

Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, practices meditation everyday without missing a day. The practice of mindfulness helped him to come out from his darkest day when he was bankrupt. It also helped him to make big and important decisions with compassion and kindness.

The founder of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, recommends meditation to his employees. He does meditation every morning before his work, to achieve focus for the day. 

People around you are quickly adopting the practice of meditation, either to tackle stress, or focus better at work or to merely be more compassionate, the result is numerous, goal – ONE. To be more in present. Why don’t you try meditation for at least three days a week and let us know the effect it had on you?

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