We all understand the importance of exercising our body for relaxation and health. But how do we exercise, relax and train the mind without alcohol or other ways to quiet the mental noise and worry? Facing an ever increasing information overload, through emails, voice mails, etc., our scarcest resource becomes our attention. So how do we keep our mind calm so we can choose to focus and direct our attention with clear intention?

Modern scientific research and most of the world’s wisdom traditions, show that a regular relaxation, self-awareness and meditation practice improves concentration, mental clarity, work performance, general functioning, and wellbeing. Among the scientifically documented benefits of a regular meditation practice are (1):

  • improved scores on IQ tests,
  • increased self-esteem,
  • better physical health,
  • better mental health,
  • greater psychological well-being,
  • greater sense of centeredness, and inner peace,
  • improved mindful presence,
  • improved self-awareness,
  • increased emotional intelligence, and
  • increased productivity and effectiveness.

If you dedicate approximately 20 hours to doing this practice (5 days a week for 9 minutes a day over the next 6 months) and you do not notice a marked improvement in your work performance, simply send me an email and I will send you a check for $100. No questions asked. The only requirement is that you are a CEO of a company with at least one outside director and 10 full time employees. Regardless, if you meet this requirement you can still download and enjoy the benefits of this practice for free. Simply download this MP3, find a comfortable and quiet spot, and follow this MP3 in a guided relaxation and awareness meditation. Download and practice for free!

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(1) See Shapiro, S., Schwartz, G., & Santerre, C. (2005). Meditation and positive psychology. In Snyder, C. & Lopez, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology (pp. 632-645). New York: Oxford University Press.