Did you know that one thing many successful people have in common is meditation? John Adams was famous for his walks around his farm to spend some time thinking. Here is an article about Oprah Winfrey.
Year started: 2011
Oprah has been practicing meditation everyday since she invited meditation teachers to Harpo Studios in 2011 to lead the entire company together in meditation at the beginning and end of the work day. “That way of being ‘still’ with ourselves—coming back to the center and recognizing that something is more important than you—it’s more important than the work you are doing, brings a kind of energy, an intention that we have never had before,” she has said. The results were incredible. Her co-workers no longer had migraines, slept better, and developed happier relationships with their friends and family.David Lynch
Year started: 1973
If you’ve seen any of director David Lynch’s shadowy, noire style films, like Blue Velvet or Mulholland Drive, you may think his mind is also filled with seductive twists and violent turns. But under the surface, Lynch is all Zen, having practiced and preached Transcendental Meditation for the past 40 years. In a 2013 New York Times article, Lynch said, “Things like traumatic stress and anxiety and tension and sorrow and depression and hate and bitter, selfish anger and fear start to lift away. And that’s a huge sense of freedom when that heavy weight of negativity begins to lift. So it’s like gold flowing in from within and garbage going out. The things in life that used to almost kill you, stress you, depress you, make you sad, make you afraid — they have less and less power. …You’re starting to glow with this from within.”