Studies from The National Institutes of Health, University of Massachusetts and Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University show meditation enhances the qualities companies need most from their knowledge workers: increased brain-wave activity, enhanced intuition, better concentration, and the alleviation of the kinds of aches and pains that plague employees most.
Business Week Magazine
“… a growing number of corporations, including Deutsche Bank, Google and Hughes Aircraft offer meditation classes to their workers. Making employees sharper is only one benefit; studies say meditation also improves productivity, in large part by preventing stress-related illness and reducing absenteeism.”
Meditation has some high-profile corporate disciples, including bond-fund king William H. Gross, of Pacific Investment Management Co., who often meditates before a day of trading at his $349 billion money-management firm. Tech outfits like Apple Computer, Yahoo and Google are also signing up and so are old economy businesses like consulting firm McKinsey, Deutsche Bank, and Hughes Aircraft.
Business Week Magazine
A 2005 study by Harvard instructor Dr. Sara W. Lazar, showed that meditation can help to increase brain function, reduce the effects of aging on the brain, and improve concentration and memory.
The positive effects of meditation — increased calm, ease, center, poise, and balance — are now bolstered by over 4 decades of scientific research and more than 700 scientific tests conducted at universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford as well as on going studies at MIT, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School.
Intuitively, most leaders sense that more stress is not the way to build performance.
Important Information from Roy Eugene Davis and The Center for Spiritual Awareness:
Meditation Aligns the Body, Mindy & Spirit.
1) Reduced stress
2) Strengthening of the body’s immune system
3) Slowing of biological aging processes
4) More orderly thinking
5) Improved intellectual abilities
6) Enhanced appreciation for enjoying life
7) Greater ease in overcoming or renouncing addictive behaviors
8) Spontaneous psychological transformation
9) More obvious awakened spiritual consciousness
Any one or all of these benefits are of value and the possibility of actualizing them should inspire us to meditate on a regular schedule. All is within. Meditation allows us to naturally unfold to higher consciousness.
Visit Roy at his website or meditation retreats in beautiful Lakemont, GA. The meditation CD is wonderful and can be ordered from The Center for Spiritual Awareness website. Roy is one of the few remaining direct disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Meditation practiced properly can transform every aspect of life and bring out our innate qualities.
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