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Meditation may be an ancient tradition, but it’s still practiced in cultures all over the world to create a sense of calm and inner harmony. Although the practice has ties to many different religious teachings, meditation is less about faith and more about altering consciousness, finding awareness, and achieving peace.

These days, with the greater need to reduce stress in the midst of our busy schedules and demanding lives, meditation is increasing in popularity.

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17 Insanely Successful Celebrities Who Meditate Daily

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Have you ever stopped to consider what separates world-class achievers from ordinary people? 

What is the secret of success behind top 1% performers in every field?

Is it sheer hard work, luck, inherited income, networking, good idea, or any other thing?

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Tell Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson he’s a wimp because he meditates. We dare you…

The Rock meditates. Mixed martial artist champions Georges St-Pierre, Diego Sanchez, and Jon Jones meditate. Russel Simmons, founder of Def Jam records, meditates. Jerry Seinfeld meditates. Podcaster, comedian Joe Rogan meditates. Billionaire Ray Dalio meditates. The list goes on. And on.

If some of the toughest, funniest, and richest men in the world meditate, why do so many guys shy away from getting thoughtless?

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Meditation is a practice involving relaxation, focused attention and serenity. Experts in the field believe that meditation is one of the single most beneficial things a person can do to improve his or her life.

Given the focus on men’s health gets little attention in the press, we thought it might be helpful to blog about natural approaches to wellness that have proven benefits.

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When you are distracted, unaware of what you are doing, the end product suffers. Mindfulness is not just a state of mind — your (lack of) focus affects your craft.

If greater well-being isn’t enough motivation for you, scientists have discovered that mindfulness techniques improve self-control, objectivity, tolerance, enhanced flexibility, concentration, and empathy — you gain mental clarity.

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This is a clip from The Zen Mind documentary, filmed in Japan. It serves as a nice overview of zen – a topic very few people can fully understand. EmptyMind Films. http://emptymindfilms.com

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Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of “You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters,” leads a short meditation to help you focus on the day ahead.

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The art of mindfulness teaches your mind to let go of stress by focusing on the present and connecting with your present thoughts and emotions. Although the practice has never been deemed intrinsically male by nature, with many men battling stress on a daily basis, it is important for men to exercise mindfulness to achieve inner-balance and stability.

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Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He’s mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.

What’s less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric “mind technology”–the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.

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We’ve all heard of meditation, right? People have being doing it for thousands of years. But hands up who’d heard of mindfulness ten years ago…? Five years?

So where did it spring from? 2010 saw the launch of the Headspace mindfulness app by former Buddhist Monk Andy Puddicombe and former marketing exec Rich Pierson. Suddenly individuals and corporations, politicians and celebrities were buying into this practice of focusing and calming the mind in order to them help become saner and happier and more productive.

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In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from pillar to post, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling stressed, highly-strung and at times quite anxious.

Most of us don’t have five minutes to sit down and relax, let alone 30 minutes or more for a meditation session.

But it is essential for our wellbeing to take a few minutes each day to cultivate mental spaciousness and achieve a positive mind-body balance.

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It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.

2014 has been called the “year of mindful living,” and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No longer an activity reserved for the new age set, the public is looking to mindfulness as an antidote to stress and burnout, technology addiction and digital distractions, and a sense of time famine and constant busyness.

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When it comes to finding your own success in today’s difficult and demanding market, one of the best things that you can do is to look to others who have found success before you for guidance. For example, there are dozens of celebrities, entrepreneurs, and multi-millionaires in the world today that value the art of daily meditation as a way to help them build their success.

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Meditation is a safe practice that has been found to reduce anxiety, depression and pain (1). Preliminary evidence also suggest that experienced meditators also underwent changes at the genetic and molecular levels that could lead to lower inflammation and possibly beneficial health effects (2).

But despite its benefits, many people, especially beginners, stop meditating when they encounter obstacles in their practice.

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Last November, on the Monday before Thanksgiving, David* was sitting in traffic on his drive home from work. He was suddenly overwhelmed by the realisation that everything he experienced was filtered through his brain, entirely subjective, and possibly a complete fabrication.

“Not a unique or deep thought to be sure, but I felt the world drop out from under me and experienced panic—and a certainty that, if I chose to, I could go insane at that very moment,” he tells me.

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Meditation is the practice of silencing the thoughts in your mind to achieve awareness or an alternate state of consciousness. Meditation can help reduce stress, boost immunity, increase concentration, and improve sleep quality — all of which are beneficial to highly successful people.

“I taught Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, and Lena Dunham how to use Transcendental Meditation (TM) because of its ability to increase clarity, focus, and resilience,” says Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation.

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Meditation can be used for various purposes, making its definition a subjective one. It’s great for clearing the mind, regaining focus and letting go of life’s difficulties.

In my work as a counselor, I’ve found that men respond spectacularly to this approach to wellness. That said, I admit it takes some coaxing at the start of the process because many guys still view mindfulness as “new age” mumbo jumbo.