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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Life is a journey to bring out your natural beauty and greatness. It is already inside of you waiting to unfold like the pattern of the oak tree already inside the acorn. Once the acorn seed is planted in good soil, with sunshine and water, a beautiful tree grows.
So it is in life, the journey is to develop yourself, your personal character and values, your belief systems to align with excellence in all areas of life. Along with kindness and compassion is the important quality of forgiveness, for yourself and others. The power of forgiveness brings freedom to you and others. It is the way to healing and peace.
Deepak Chopra, “The Deeper Wound”:
“Forgiveness belongs to the heart. You can understand its value, you can believe that it is moral, good, upright and righteous to forgive – but if you don’t feel it, forgiveness is forced. Countless times you have needed forgiveness and countless times you have offered it to someone else. The mantle of who is right and who is wronged gets passed around in a circle. When you cannot find in yourself the purity of forgiveness, ask to feel more than you feel. Spirit will give you new and better reasons to forgive someone. It will show you another way.”
Is there anything you need to forgive in yourself or in others?
Do it now, let go and be free.
Make your life a masterpiece and actualize your divine potential.
The MEGA Coach
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In this picture, although a storm is approaching, the elephants take life step by step, always moving forward toward their destination or goal. They do not let the fear or concern of the approaching storm affect them and their actions. They move forward with awareness. They are a family and stay together, helping and caring for one another.
Life gives you lessons for your greatest growth and development every moment. Opportunities for your success are all around you. Be open, be aware and be ready.
No great achievement or success was built overnight or instantaneously. Success requires a proper foundation which can sustain its growth. There is an expression that it takes a village to raise a child. Similarly, it takes a great deal of time, effort and dedication to create lasting success.
Becoming a true success requires being a successful person. Qualities of honesty, integrity, service, compassion, kindness, leadership, sincerity, humility, acceptance, acknowledgement, discernment and appropriateness go a long way.
It is important to measure success properly. It is not only a function of money. Health (spiritual, mental, emotional & physical), peace, fulfillment, joy, quality relationships, time in nature, self-expression are all fundamental components of true success along with financial wealth.
Give yourself the opportunity to actualize your full, creative potential – your divine design. Create your own Game Plan for $uccess. Write out all of the details of how you want your life to be – include your vision, purpose, goals and ground rules. Live your dream one step at a time. You are here to do great things and most often that means taking many small steps in a positive direction.
May you manifest the divine plan of your life, under grace and in perfect ways.
The MEGA Coach
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An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter.
“This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.” The carpenter was shocked! What a shame!
If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we’d do it much differently. But we cannot go back.
You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, erect a wall. “Life is a do-it-yourself project,” someone has said.
Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the “house” you live in tomorrow.
The MEGA Coach
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