Meditation is calming, relaxing, and reduces stress. It allows you to think freely and be creative. As you focus on your breathing and posture all other cares melt away. This could be why successful people focus on meditating every day. Here are ten influential people who praise meditation and it’s benefits.
Oprah Winfrey – CEO of Harpo Productions, Inc: Oprah sits in Transcendental meditation silence for 20 minutes twice per day. She says she walks away full of joy and excitement.
Rupert Murdoch – CEO of News Corp: Murdoch had tweeted that he was trying transcendental meditation which was developed in the 1960s. It is followed by people such as Cindy Crowley and Oprah.
Padmasree Warrior – CTO of Cisco Systems: Along with nightly meditation, Warrior also does a “digital detox” every Saturday where she unplugs from all electronics.
Tony Schwartz – Founder & CEO of The Energy Project: An avid meditator for 20 years, Schwartz says it has helped with his migraines.
Bill Ford – Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company: Ford uses meditation to start his day off right by calming down and going through the day with kindness.
Larry Brilliant – CEO of Skoll Global Threats Fund: Brilliant spent 2 years of his 20s at a Himalayan ashram, meditating until his guru got him to join the World Health Organization.
Ray Dalio – Founder & Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates USA: Dalio says meditation has boosted his mental clarity and opened his mind, giving him peace and health.
Russell Simmons – Co-Founder of Def Jam Records: Simmons also practices Transcendental meditation and says you don’t have to believe in it for it to work.
Robert Stiller – CEO of Green Mountain Coffee: Stiller relaxes in a dedicated meditation room at the Green Mountain HQ in Vermont. He says meditation can help you to be more productive in a meeting.
Arianna Huffington – President & Editor in Chief for Huffington Post: Early morning meditation and yoga are Huffington’s joy triggers for the day.