Does meditation improve earning capacity?

water 8How does meditation affect our creativity, work and earning capacities?

-Meditation helps us to make choices based on action vs. activity… activity comes from the mind running rampant… action is aligned with vision and purpose.

-Meditation gives us insight, illumination and aha! moments of never before thought of solutions and action.

-Meditation ultimately makes us much more productive, thus improving our earning capacity!

Meditation can go a long way toward making us the people we wish to be; enabling us to “pause” and connect with our deeper, intuitive selves as we make a multitude of decisions throughout the day.

Often, we don’t adequately think an issue through; we may let fear rule a decison, digging ourselves an even deeper hole than the one we’re already in; we fail to connect deeply with people and situations around us, leading to all manner of negative results.

Between the twenty-four-hour blitz of often depressing world news and large issues rampant everywhere, many people feel like they’re barely holding on. Dysfunctional responses such as overeating, drinking and drugging to excess, and self-medicating through recreational or pharmaceutical drug use have become common responses to stress.

For millions of years our ancestors toiled with their bodies, worked the earth, and sat around campfires in the evening telling stories. Our challenge is to compensate for the wear and tear of moderninty’s assault on our nervous systems.

The benefits of meditation go beyond destressing the mind; meditation actually expands the mind and rebuilds our nervous system.

Making us strong and productive in fulfilling ways.

ReferenceThe Law of Divine Compensation – On work, money, and miracles ~ by Marianne Williamson

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“The birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change.  But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” Chinese Proverb

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In addition to meditation, simple stretching is another way to access relief from the stresses associated with owning your own company.

There is a stream of business, when everything is developing and prospering naturally. Occasionally you may come up against rocks and obstacles you need to divert around, but there’s no reason for flow to stop or for you to be so stressed out you are not taking care of yourself!

If we allow the anxiety and pressure of being an entrepreneur to take hold of our minds and our bodies, it will affect our well-being, efficiency, and ultimately our attitude about our business.

When we are strong enough to take hold of these anxieties, the results are immeasurable. Staying attuned to our core-highest-stress-free-self results in sustainable and fulfilling business results!

One way of saying “no” to stress, is taking a few minutes out of each workday to stretch at your desk or wherever you may be working. When you stop and stretch, doing so will improve your circulation and the amount of oxygen to your brain; thus your attitude, creativity, thoughts, intention and concentration are more under your conscious control.

It is a given when you begin to focus on your business, the stream will expand in all kinds of ways – new clients, new ideas, flowing money – and of course, more things “to-do”.

By incorporating pausing & stretching into your routine, you are taking control of the stress side of things .

Pro-actively keeping the banks of your stream (your mind, body, spirit, as well as your strategic intention) strong will help you to gracefully manage and allow the inevitable grace of expanded abundance and gifts coming your way.

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When you feel a peaceful joy…..

You know what it feels like to be “in the flow” –-those times when your words and actions seem supported by creation –when for example, a specific person was needed, they would show up; when a certain set of circumstances was necessary for a project to go on, the pieces seemed to magically fall into place. It could be said that in those moments, your Highest Self was joyfully guiding your actions.

You have also probably experienced what it feels like when you are not in the flow, when you have wandered off your path and joy seems replaced by struggle. In those times, things do not move easily; the “wick won’t light”.

What can bring you back to your path is consciously tuning in —repeatedly reawakening to peace and your Higher Self. In the space of joyful awakening there is access to deep knowledge of what to create, speak, release, and leverage in the moment and for the future of your business.

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a peaceful joy, you’re near the truth. Unquiet and
off center, jealous or

greedy, what you do seems pretentious and those around
you insincere. Speak

the clearest truth you know, and let the dis-ease heal.
If words are tinged with

lying, they’re like water dripping into an oil lamp. The
wick won’t light, and

the pleasure and rest of your love room will diminish. ~Rumi

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Look for the mysterious first

374864_522494891112394_1046324917_nLook for the mysterious in life. Wherever you look – in the white clouds, in the stars in the night, in the flowers, in a flowing river – wherever you look, look for the mystery. And whenever you find that a mystery is there, meditate on it. Meditation means: dissolve yourself before that mystery, annihilate yourself before that mystery, disperse yourself before that mystery. Be no more, and let the mystery be so total that you are absorbed in it. And suddenly a new door opens, a new perception is achieved ~Osho

When you are attempting to implement, tweak, or develop a growth plan for your business, the first step should always be checking into the mysterious. Checking into the mysterious means looking beyond your first impressions, viewing your business holographically and moving beyond the boundaries of making “typical” business decisions. In this way you access and integrate new perceptions into action and suddenly …all flows.

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Plan & Let Go

3036067538_03229fb214_mFundamentally, planning is about creating the steps between a current situation and a chosen future. We intuitively know how to design a structure that has the potential to attract what we need and desire. Steps are taken; energy turns into form i.e. a spider spins a web, an entrepreneur writes a business plan.

Often though, frustration occurs when as soon as the plan is organized and designed, we continue to expect specific linear results (hello ego!) and become lost and identified with goals and the structure itself.

How can we relax when our structure demands that there are customers to capture, products to be sold, bills to be paid; goal to obtain!?

One option is to go after our targets no matter what – stomping over competitors and employees, short-changing or deceiving customers, destroying the planet and ignoring our own values. Another option is to recognize and get over the fact that after we plan what we want, the specific linear results from specific actions phase is over. Now we can Rearth_grid_ley_linesELAX and pay attention deeply.

Evolving business concepts proactively interweave action & meditative attention. Meditative attention requires a letting go; a release from the mind and 3D structure, so we can continue to access and pour creative, pure energy into our dreams.

The more we come from a deep relaxing pause, the more we will intuitively know when and if to intervene and modify external actions with the feedback we receive from “where we are NOW”.

Interweaving planning, letting go, and meditatively relaxing, is the equivalent of ego and sacred attention working together- ensuring honorable, joyful, and truly sustainable bottom-lines.

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10 outrageously successful people who practice meditation

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r-BUSINESS-LEADERS-WHO-MEDITATE-large570…for years, business leaders have been taking note of the benefits of meditation, which include lower stress levels, improved cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity, and even improved physical health.

Here is a list of 10 outrageously successful people who practice meditation.

1. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corp

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch weeted that he was trying out Transcendental Meditation, a popular technique developed in the 1960s and followed today by famous practitioners like Oprah, David Lynch and Candy Crowley.

The media tycoon said on Twitter in April, “Everyone recommends, not that easy to get started, but said to improve everything!”

2. Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco Systems o-PADMASREE-570

Warrior, the chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Systems, meditates every night and spends her Saturdays doing a “digital detox.” In her previous role as Cisco’s head of engineering, Warrior oversaw 22,000 employees, and she told the New York Times in 2012 that taking time to meditate and unplug helped her to manage it all.

“It’s almost like a reboot for your brain and your soul,” she said. “It makes me so much calmer when I’m responding to e-mails later.”

3. Tony Schwartz, Founder & CEO, The Energy Project

The Energy Project CEO Tony Schwartz has been meditating for over 20 years. He originally started the practice to quiet his busy mind, according to his book What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America. Schwartz says that meditating has freed him from migraines and helped him develop patience, and he also advocates mindfulness as a way to improve work performance.

“Maintaining a steady reservoir of energy — physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually — requires refueling it intermittently,” Schwartz wrote in a Harvard Business Review blog.

4. Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company chairman is a big proponent of meditation in the business world, according to Inc. Magazine. At this year’s Wisdom 2.0 conference, Ford was interviewed by leading American Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Ford told Kornfield that during difficult times at the company, he set an intention every morning to go through his day with compassion. And to lead with compassion, Ford said he first learned to develop compassion for himself through a loving-kindness (metta) meditation practice.

5. Oprah Winfrey, Chairwoman & CEO, Harpo Productions, Inc.

An outspoken advocate of Transcendental Meditation, Oprah — recently named the most powerful celebrity of 2013 by Forbes — has said she sits in stillness for 20 minutes, twice a day. She’s also brought in TM teachers for employees at Harpo Productions, Inc. who want to learn how to meditate.

After a meditation in Iowa last year, Oprah said, “I walked away feeling fuller than when I’d come in. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is — still — the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.”

6. Larry Brilliant, CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund Unknown-1

Larry Brilliant, CEO of the Skoll Global Threats Fund and former director of Google.org, spent two years during his 20s living in a Himalayan ashram and meditating, until his guru instructed him to join a World Health Organization team working to fight smallpox in New Delhi.

In his 2013 commencement address at the Harvard School of Public Health, Brilliant emphasized the importance of peace of mind, wishing the graduates lives full of equanimity — a state of mental calm and composure.

7. Ray Dalio, Founder & Co-CIO, Bridgewater Associates USA

In a 2012 conversation at the John Main Centre for Meditation and Inter-Religious Dialogue at Georgetown University, Dalio said that meditation has opened his mind and boosted his mental clarity.

“Meditation has given me centeredness and creativity,” said Dalio. “It’s also given me peace and health.”

8. Russell Simmons, Co-Founder, Def Jam Records; Founder of Unknown-2GlobalGrind.com

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has long practiced Transcendental Meditation, speaking out about the benefits of the practice and sitting on the board of the advisors for the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.

“You don’t have to believe in meditation for it to work,” Simmons wrote in a Huffington Post blog. “You just have to take the time to do it. The old truth is still true today, ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ My advice? Meditate.”

9. Robert Stiller, CEO, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.

There is a dedicated meditation room at the Vermont headquarters of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., and CEO Robert Stiller himself is a devoted practitioner.

“If you have a meditation practice, you can be much more effective in a meeting,” he told Bloomberg in 2008. “Meditation helps develop your abilities to focus better and to accomplish your tasks.”

10. Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

And last but not least, Arianna Huffington described early-morning yoga and meditation as two of her “joy triggers” in a 2011 Vogue feature. Now, Huffington has brought meditation into her company, offering weekly classes for AOL and Huffington Post employees.

Huffington has spoken out on the benefits of mindfulness not just for individual health, but also for corporate bottom lines. “Stress-reduction and mindfulness don’t just make us happier and healthier, they’re a proven competitive advantage for any business that wants one,” she wrote in a recent blog.

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Mind  always thinks in terms of purpose, profit, utility.

images-26When mind disappears, action does not disappear, activity disappears –and there is a great difference between the two.

Activity has utility; action is pure joy, pure beauty.

You act not because something has to be achieved; you act because action is a dance, is a song.

You act because you are so full of energy ~Osho

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You will be supported in exploring who you are as an entrepreneur while assessing your own alignment with each aspect of a successful business.

We will meditatively ramp-up your excellence and tune-up where needed. You will then chose graceful action from this holistic re-calibrated perspective.

With a powerful yoga set, we will anchor in your choices to support you in consistently acting from the radiantly aligned center of your being.

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Keep the financial fire blazing

imagesBlazing passion is real power. It is the ying (feminine) and the yang (masculine) coming together. Passion can create anything you want and inspire you to accomplish the impossible.

Passion will move mountains and bring business success.

Passion is the energy blend of containment (ying) and force (yang) that results in a fire-building cosmic dance of creation.

Passion is the on-going implementation of your business (the container for your desire) from a space of still mind, penetrated with the force of conscious action.

Un-stilled mind will always think in terms of purpose, profit, and utility. Mind acting without pause will be aggressive and full of activity.

When mind is stilled thru meditation, activity will disappear and action will appear –and there is a great difference between the two. Activity has utility; conscious action becomes pure joy, pure beauty. You act not because something has to be achieved; you act because action is a joy, a dance. You act because you are so full of energy.

And all your joyful dancing cannot but result in a blazing fire of fulfilling abundance.

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