11 Successful People On Why They Meditate

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by Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

If we want to create anything meaningful in our lives - a great career, a strong business, a wonderful family, we need to have a clear and focused mind to do that. Meditation is one of the most powerful ways to give yourself that clarity.

Many successful people develop the discipline to spend time to clear their mind, de-clutter the noise and give themselves the space to focus on what’s important - instead of getting distracted by past or future worries.

Here are some well-known legends on why they meditate...

“In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity.”

- Sir Paul McCartney (Singer-Songwriter) 

“It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!”

- Hugh Jackman (Actor)

“I practice...twice a day. Every morning and lunchtime or evening, for about 20 minutes.”

- Gisele Bundchen (Supermodel)

“It helps me ‘cos it puts me in a conscious space.”

- 50 Cent (Rapper)

“I’ve been using it for almost 40 years now.”

- Clint Eastwood (Actor & Director)

“To access that and recharge my battery internally within myself. I feel so badass... I feel so empowered.”

- Cameron Diaz (Actress)

“Starting your day off with that and ending with that is pretty powerful… you just notice the difference! When I get lazy and don’t get it in, I can feel a difference in the day.”

- Jennifer Aniston (Actress)

“It’s difficult to describe the effect it’s had in my life… calm, clarity, a balance...it’s made a difference.”

- Martin Scorsese (Director)

"I enjoy meditation, which I've been doing for over a decade — probably to help relieve the stress I was going through when I was working at Oracle."

- Marc Benioff (CEO Salesforce)

"Stress-reduction and mindfulness don't just make us happier and healthier, they're a proven competitive advantage for any business that wants one."

- Arianna Huffington (Media Entrepreneur)

Also check out this great video on why 5-time NBA Champion, Kobe Bryant meditates:

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References:
http://www.businessinsider.com/ceos-who-meditate-2012-5?op=1&IR=T | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/05/business-meditation-executives-meditate_n_3528731.html | http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/the_beatles_and_tm/celebrities/cameron-diaz_en#sthash.ITcMuOG3.dpuf | http://tmhome.com/experiences/jennifer-aniston-meditation-as-secret-of-beauty/