“Over the past 20 years, meditation and mindfulness-based programs have become increasingly important to Westerners. Doctors are embracing meditation not because they think it’s hip or cool but because scientific studies are beginning to show that it works, particularly for stress-related conditions.”

WebWire

Les Moonves is the President, the CEO, and the Chairman of the Board at the CBS Corporation. As a result, it can be said that he possesses an enormous measure of influence over not just the corporation that he leads but also the world of entertainment as a whole.

Practices Transcendental Meditation

It is interesting to note that Moonves has stated that he is a practitioner of transcendental meditation because it helps to put him in a calmer state of mind. For those who are unfamiliar with the practice, transcendental meditation consists of repeating a silent mantra while seated in a comfortable position with the eyes closed, meaning that it is one of the simpler forms of meditation that can be found out there. With that said, that could be part of the explanation for why it is so popular, seeing as how it is not just one of the most popular forms of meditation but also one of the most studied forms of meditation by researchers who are curious about its mental and physical effects on its practitioners

http://www.tvovermind.com/entertainment-news/five-things-didnt-know-les-moonves

In Praise of Idleness

Oliver Burkeman Is Busy Oliver Burkeman asks if the solution to busyness is not to work harder and organise ourselves but to indulge in a little idleness.
Indirectly explains why meditation works & helps people get more done

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v33l6

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v07pb#play

Fetishising Busyness
Oliver Burkeman Is Busy. Oliver Burkeman asks if we are talking ourselves into feeling overwhelmed with busyness.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/29/david-morgan-obituary

“David Morgan, who has died aged 83, was an investment banker who rose through the ranks to become chairman of M&G Group. But he was also a man with a spiritual side, and had a long association with Transcendental Meditation as practised by the Indian teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.”

An interesting & relevant article on US military using Transcendental Meditation to help ex-service men & women recover from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Vets Are Using Transcendental Meditation to Treat PTSD—With the Pentagon’s Support

Even when angry, Perry’s words are often delivered with a measured, Zen-like calm, something she ascribes partly to a new maturity (“I left my 20s, I’ve embraced and surrendered to my 30s, and I love it. I wouldn’t go back at all”) and partly to her passion for transcendental meditation. “TM changed my life,” she says. “I studied it five years ago in India during my wedding [to Brand], and it was an incredible thing that I received from that time. Some people get very nervous about the spiritual connotations of things, but TM is very medical and scientific. This [she prods at her mobile] is the new form of sugar. It’s the new dopamine, the new stimulant, and everybody has 20 minutes once a day to turn it off and meditate. When I do it, I can feel the cobwebs lifting and can feel this halo. I think that TM is a beautiful way to find real stillness. You should do it.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jun/11/katy-perry-interview-witness-album-glastonbury


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/05/26/harvard-neuroscientist-meditation-not-only-reduces-stress-it-literally-changes-your-brain/?utm_term=.b830763a3d25

Inspired Life
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

http://fortune.com/2017/05/03/sleep-meditation-productivity/

Some corners of corporate America have long had a culture that wears its long and grueling hours like a badge of honor.

Now a group of executives is trying to change that by opening up about how they each found balance in their own lives and by making wellness a priority at their companies.