Meditation is no longer some esoteric practice that requires you to completely disconnect from your life, and travelto a retreat in a remote part of the world.
Today it is made accessible via your phone or within your community and organization. It gives people an opportunity to look within, to deepen three core qualities: Concentration, Mindfulness, and Compassion.
Whether formally defined by scientists, or informally described by practitioners, meditation has become a secular form of mental training for individuals and organizations.
Scientifically proven, Mindfulness increases Attentional Control, Self Awarness, Emotion and Behavior Regulation. Having Mindfulness skills will lead to long lasting impacts that individuals and organizations are looking for:
Jeff Weiner, CEO of Linkedin, the professional social network with over 450 million members, has acknowledged his daily use of guided meditations and regularly scientific benefits of meditation. Weiner said that pausing to reflect onsituations helps him to strategize and work proactively towards long-term goals.
Peter Bostelmann, Director of Global mindfulness practice from SAP, the German global technology giant, said: “It’s the new jogging. Employees are more healthy, engaged and they can cope better with a changing world.”
Insurance giant Aetna’s Mindfulness programs in 2012 led to 7 percent decrease in employee health care costs.
That equalled $6.3 million going straight to the bottom line, partly attributed to mindfulness training (from Mindful Work)