Studies from The National Institutes of Health, University of Massachusetts and Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University show that 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, Mind & 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 you. Meditation allows you to naturally unfold to higher consciousness.
Accept the ideal of harmonious and supportive relationships as natural. You are part of the universe, therefore now the universe supports you fully. All of your needs are met easily; all of your legitimate desires are fulfilled without effort.
Feel yourself to be on your right course in life. Even if your way is not clear before you, feel confident that you are in your right place, in harmony with the rhythms and flows of nature and doors will open, events will unfold, circumstances will be presented to confirm your conviction, your realization.
Acknowledge all people with love and goodwill… bless them and wish them well. Be happy, be thankful. Om Peace, Amen.”
Meditation is powerful and healing. Visit Roy at his website or meditation retreats in beautiful Lakemont, GA. His meditation CD is wonderful and can be ordered from his website or CSA.
Meditation practiced properly can transform every aspect of your life and bring out your innate qualities. Allow yourself to connect with your spiritual source.
The MEGA Coach
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