Have you ever asked yourself why should I learn to meditate?
Peter Raney, CEO of The X4 Group, asked me that very pointed question, "Lisa, why should I learn to meditate?" Peter is a high-power, hard-charging executive and has the podcast for leaders Leadership Learns Podcast. He is obviously juggling a lot of priorities.
After we finished our interview, I recorded this short video, where you can hear my top 5 reasons to learn to meditate (for skeptical, busy, Type-A personalities):
1. You can be calmer
2. You can be more focused
3. You can be aware of your life while it's happening and not lost in thought
This was truly magical, and happened to me twice at a Boz Scaggs concert. He's performing again in May, and I won't miss it.
4. You can be more connected to others in meaningful ways, and
5. You bring into your awareness problems that you might be ignoring.
If you start with five minutes a day and make it a habit by blocking out the best time of the...
This month I am hosting Thom Walters from Zen Commuter as the Featured Practitioner. Thom is a 40-year meditator and we discuss several ways that beginners can learn to meditate.
One key takeaway is, "Any and everybody can learn to meditate." He reminds us that time spent in meditation brings a kinder more loving person to the world.
Thom shares how he sets his intentions for the day with three words. I also set my in the morning before I even get out of bed. It's a habit that includes my prayers, and three important thoughts for the day.
Setting your intentions gives you a clear mindset and sets your day up for success.
Thom interviewed me for the Zen Commuter podcast episodes 1693 (the interview) and 1692 (excerpts from Seven Mindful Questions).
Listen to my interview with Thom here on Zen Commuter.
Listen to him read an except of 7MQ also here on Zen Commuter.
And FREE Bonus! Thom has a free newsletter that...