02. Become The Man Or Woman That You Always Wanted To Be
The M Word doesn’t just help you get better at meditation. It helps you get better at life.
According to HBR magazine, meditation can put you in the right mindset needed for delivering a critical presentation, running a contentious meeting, or making a high-stakes strategic decision.
Studies show that meditators have high emotional awareness and hence are able to pick up on things you couldn’t tangibly explain. This is an added advantage when trying to understand what’s important for the other party in a negotiation.
In a study conducted by CARE for Teachers program, classrooms were rated more emotionally positive and productive when the teachers were meditators. Hence the results of the students also improved.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed with sadness, meditators are able to pay careful attention to the emotions that make up their inner world. This helps them overcome grief and sadness much faster.
According to INC magazine, meditation helps entrepreneurs maintain high energy during the day and provides the emotional stability they need to become more resourceful in business.
Look and feel younger:
In a study by the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, meditation was found to be effective in staving off some of the normal cognitive decline that comes with aging. This made meditators not only feel younger but actually look younger as well.
Nobel prize winning scientist, Elizabeth Blackburn, suggests that meditation promotes a healthy biochemical milieu and, in turn, cell longevity which can lead to a healthier body and a longer lifespan.
Quality of relationships:
Several studies suggest that meditation can enhance people’s levels of autonomy, closeness and acceptance in romantic relationships as well as promote better understanding between professional partners.