“If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This”

Another interesting secular article about the benefits of meditation. Peter Bregman on the blog for The Harvard Business review tells people who claim to be too busy to meditate that meditation will give them time by making them more productive. How? By increasing their capacity let of distracting urges that lead them away from their goals:

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

I remember reading a description about what is “Right” in the “Right Concentration” of The Eightfold Path. An example of given of one kind of concentration that is not “Right Concentration”, that of a predator focusing on its prey. In other words, the focus of aggressively going after desires.

Still, I think Begman’s argument taken by a bottom line business person will lead to good things. I’ve heard many meditation teachers say that people who other pursuits where they are used to going off on their own to practice, stay in one place do better with meditation. Cultivating the ability to let of impulses, even in a secular context can be useful in the context of The Eightfold Path. For example, dropping unhealthy habits that may shorten the life of a meditator or effect their disposition.

Peter Bregman

Peter Bregman is a strategic advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams. His latest book is 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.

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