The Beatles learned to meditate in the 60's and now so many other famous people have learned and really benefitted from the value that meditation gives them in their lives and careers. A few are quoted below...
"The one thing I continue to do is to meditate and centre myself every day and make that a practice for myself, because I am one thousand percent better when I do."
Oprah Winfrey - TV Producer
“If you just observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things by meditating — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly.”
Steve Jobs – Apple Co-Founder
“In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity – and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world… It’s a
lifelong gift, something you can call on at any time… I think it’s a great thing.”
Sir Paul McCartney – Musician
"It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh".
Hugh Jackman - Actor
“If you practice, you can be much more effective in a meeting… Meditation helps develop your abilities to focus better and to accomplish your tasks.”
Robert Stiller – CEO, Green Mountain Coffee, Billionaire
“Obviously, there is a huge amount of pressure and stress and everything involved, so you need to have a place where you know you can switch off and recharge your batteries. I guess it’s private, in a way. But I just can say that it’s… very calm and very beautiful.”
Novak Djokovic – Pro Tennis Player, Ranked No. 1 in the World
“It just centers you, and your stress levels are just down. And you find yourself interacting in the world much easier and better, in a calmer way. And there’s just a peaceful joy that sort of comes over you… It’s really changed everything for me. Starting your day off with that and ending with that is pretty powerful… When I get lazy and don’t get it in, I can feel a difference.”
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
"Because it feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it's OK again. That's what meditation is for me."
Ellen DeGeneres -TV Producer, Comedien
“A lot of drama is projected onto the screens of our consciousness and minds… And I guess the common response is to tough it out… Yet… for the last few years, I’ve been practicing meditation. It’s difficult to describe the effect it has had on my life. I can only mention maybe a few words: calm, clarity, a balance, and at times – a recognition. It’s made a difference.”
Martin Scorsese – Film Director, Producer
“As a model, I always joke that it’s very similar to being a stewardess – you’re very often at airports and hotel rooms, alone… Meditation has helped a lot in that now when I’m on a plane I
meditate, and that makes me calm… The frustration is gone … Meditation changed my whole lifestyle…”
Raquel Zimmermann – Super Model
“My mother… was very depressed, because her sister had died… She tried psychiatrists… Nothing worked. Then I go off to to college and I get a call from her… I could sense that my mom was… organically happy, not a contrived happiness, so… I started meditating… People shouldn’t think that it’s a religion or anything like that – it’s just like brushing your teeth, its a technique and it changed her…”
Howard Stern – Radio personality, Comedian
“I remember when I was just starting to practice meditation—24 years old, trying to come to grips with my life. I was holed up in my sh**** little apartment for months at a time, just…
doing my best to do sitting practice. I had a very clear feeling that I’d always been in meditation, that I’d never left meditation… It helps me set my motivation for the day.”
Richard Gere – Actor
“Meditation is not a perk that makes this a nice, fluffy place to work. It makes you better and it makes the company better. We really believe in the hard science aspects of it.”
Evan Williams – Twitter Co-Founder, Billionaire
“Meditation is my passion… I think a lot of people are so used to being stressed, they don’t realize they’re stressed. And I was one of those people.”
Ricky Williams – NFL Star, Miami Dolphins
“Meditation and being close to yourself helps everything in your life… It helps me make better decisions and be a better mother, and just deal with the daily stress of the modern world that we
live in. It helps with everything.”
Liv Tyler – Actress
“Meditation really helps create not only a sense of balance… but serenity and kind of a calm state of mind… it helps me deal with life’s ups and downs, coming from more of a centered place.
Also it helps with creativity… it’s tapping into something so deep that when I reap the rewards, I do not even know I’m reaping them.”
Eva Mendes -Actress
“One of the things – and this comes from someone who was highly self-critical and a type-A personality – that has changed my life is meditating.”
Sheryl Crow – Singer