“The way through the challenge is to get still, and ask yourself: what is the next right move?”
–Oprah Winfrey
The path to success is indeed difficult; but it is even more difficult to handle success than to achieve it. Yes, success comes with a price. Less time for family and friends, late nights, early mornings, more work, less fun and a great load of mental and physical stress are the price we pay for success. Many famous personalities rely on meditation for a more peaceful and accomplished life. Let’s have a look at a few such celebrities who have made meditation a part of their life.
● Oprah Winfrey, American media executive, talk show host, actress and philanthropist.
Oprah is one of those celebrities who believe in the power of meditation. Her idea of meditation is to be still for a period of time in order to get in tune with oneself. Despite her super successful and busy life, she finds time to practice meditation. She dedicates 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening for meditation. Oprah has said at many occasions that meditation has changed her life in a positive way. And now she inspires many to embrace meditation.
● Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post Co-founder, President and Editor-in-chief.
Arianna Huffington is yet another immensely successful personality who relies on meditation and yoga to keep her mentally and physically sound. It is not possible for a person to stay away from mental stress and physical exhaustion in the world of online news. It is really amazing to see how Arianna manages her successful career and leads a peaceful and healthy life. She said in an interview, “When I wake up, I don’t start the day by looking at my smartphone. Instead, once I’m awake, I take a minute to breathe deeply, be grateful and set my intention for the day. Then I do 20 to 30 minutes of meditation and 30 minutes on my stationary bike, on days when I’m home. I also practice yoga most mornings.” This lifestyle has definitely helped her in bettering herself and keeping abreast in this corporate world.
● Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO of Tupperware.
When we talk about high profile meditators, Rick Goings name cannot be ignored. Meditation has been one of the biggest stress busters for Goings. He says that meditation not just burns off stress but also allows him to have a clear mind and a fresh outlook.
● Steve Jobs, Former Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc.
I have always wondered, what makes Steve jobs such an innovative and creative person. He was one of the greatest icons of the tech world. Steve Jobs practiced Zen mindfulness meditation which gave him more clarity of thoughts, reduced stress and boosted creativity. Jobs learnt the art of calming down his restless mind through mindfulness. He practiced mindfulness for many years before he died in the year 2011. Many global companies like Google, Ford and General Mills have followed the path of Steve Jobs and encourages their employees to practice mindfulness.
These are a few out of the many eminent personalities who have embraced meditation and achieved great success. If the busiest of the busy minds find time for meditation, why can’t us? This should in fact be an encouragement to all of us to follow the same suit. Reach out to Mindsupport Trivandrum to gain further insights into the world of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.