You’ll often hear great leaders speak of how it was really the people, their team, who led an organization to success. In fact, Steve Jobs once said: "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." Cultivating a great team is no easy task, it requires a delicate blend of skill, patience and leadership. Meditation can be an important tool that supports this process.
Four years ago, I created Journey Meditation with the mission of helping all people live happier, healthier lives. We set out to build a supportive and inclusive community, both online and off. With the launch of Journey LIVE, the world's first live group meditation app, we are harnessing the power of human interaction to help us improve our lives, while feeling more connected to ourselves and each other. Our mission to improve lives is guided by five simple yet powerful principles.
The best guidance I ever received on how to share and talk about meditation came after a week of silent retreat.
I remember feeling so excited to share the breakthroughs and realizations with anyone who would listen. Not only had I spent a week without talking and felt eager to get back into it, but I sensed that this was a profound experience that was going to transform the course of my life. I wanted my loved ones to understand.
I’m a rather impatient person by nature.
My life has often moved at an unsustainable speed. And when it has, I see the effects immediately — I’m more easily agitated, terse in my responses, and rush towards decisions, big and small. My thoughts, both the frequency and pace of them, start pulsing at an erratic rhythm. Think head-pounding EDM beat.