While meditation is definitely becoming more sexy as a topic of conversation than it was over twenty years ago when I started meditating there still seems to be a view of it as recreational rather than an investment with high returns.

The following companies provide it for employees: Numerous Hospitals,  Apple, Prentice Hall Publishing, Google, Nike, Procter & Gamble, HBO, etc. Why? Numerous studies have shown meditation, even ten minutes a day provides numerous positive employee impacts including decreasing stress, increasing productivity, increasing focus,  etc.  In addition Mayo Clinic shared:

“…some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems”

Source:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858

When you consider the cost saving in healthcare to your business/company, the increase in productivity and engaged employees it is an easy investment.  I can’t think of anything else with a higher return on investment.

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