One of the most common challenges that meditators face is learning how to build their mindfulness practice into already busy days. It’s not always as easy to make the time. Lets take a look at celebrities who are open about their commitment to daily meditative practice.
“Since the mind is a very powerful tool and is constantly at work, it’s very important to give it rest.”
“Meditation works wonders for me when it comes to beating stress,” the actress says. “I meditate twice a day, once early morning and once before going to bed at night. It has a calming effect which translates into better health.”
“I meditate 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.”
“Transcendental Meditation is the only meditation where after 20 minutes I regret that it is over.”
“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… where I like to spend time.”
“Meditation leads to happiness and SUCCESS, when you STILL the mind you are on the same vibration as the earth.”
“I give myself a healthy dose of quiet time at least once (and when I’m on point, twice) a day: 20 minutes in the morning, 20 in the evening.”
“Knowing that stillness is the space where all creative expression, peace, light, and love come to be is a powerfully energizing, yet calming experience. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is — still — the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.”
“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”
Jackman also attributes meditation to help him calm his obsessive compulsive behavior.
“Feeling good comes from within. Loving who you are and being kind to yourself are the keys to confidence. And meditation is helpful.
One of the plus points about turning 40 is that you begin to realize that you worry too much about things that don’t matter. People love you because of who you are, not what you wear or what you look like. I am who I am and I’m proud of all of it,”
“Soon after I started meditating I felt my system get cleansed. Emotionally, I learnt to deal with weighty issues. In fact, I actually called up people who had hurt me in the past and forgave them and vice-versa.
Now I meditate every day before I sleep. I sit on my knees, express gratitude, gradually go over all the events of the day and maintain silence. Slowly I drift into sleep, put my head down as though I am crouching (known as child’s pose) and go into deep slumber.”