Peace of mind, defined as “a feeling of being safe or protected,” is not something that is bestowed upon us when, say, all our ducks are in a row, or external circumstances are calm and harmonious. Peace of mind can be cultivated in the most turbulent times; amidst the most turbulent emotions. It is a continuously cultivated quality. One breath at a time.
Why do people become stressed? For so many, feeling “stressed out” is a sign of caring, working hard, and being a good employee.
But did you know that employee stress is one of the single greatest sources of lost revenue for businesses?
In David Gelles’ book, Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out, he describes how highly stressed workers are less productive and incur more health care costs than their less-stressed colleagues. According to the World Health Organization, stress costs American businesses as much as $300 billion per year.
What could your company do with all that extra money?
More importantly, how productive would your employees be without all that stress?
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by millions of people looking to relax, find balance, and feel calm. Stress has mental and physical manifestations -- it can lead to depression and anxiety that affects both the mind and body. Because meditation strengthens the connection between the head and the heart, the physical and the mental, it is a simple, accessible way to reduce stress.
Journey helps people focus their attention and clear their minds. Just a few minutes a day can make a big difference for body, mind, and business.