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"Meditation Can Make You Better at Everything: Here’s How"

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cassie Shortsleeve posted, "Meditation Can Make You Better at Everything: Here’s How" gearpatrol.com/2019/08/0
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She noted, “dedicated training can produce faster, better decision-making thanks to increased adaptability and insight.”

She listed 3 methods (as well as a breathing technique used by Navy Seals) in addition to books, techniques and apps for each method.

1. Open Monitoring Meditation (OMM) Best for CEOs
Open monitoring meditation involves “watching” your thoughts and feelings without becoming attached to them, maintaining a non-reactive and non-judgmental awareness of the present moment… OMM can promote divergent thinking, which is conducive to creativity.”

Book: Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Research-backed tools to help you strengthen your brain by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Technique: observe “clouds floating through the sky; when thoughts, worries or distractions pop into your head, attach them to the clouds and watch them drift away.”

App: Insight Timer

2. Focused Attention Meditation (FAM) Best for Athletes
FAM increases mindfulness by turning your concentration to your breath.
“Wherever your focus goes, everything follows.”

Book: The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance Insight by George Mumfo

Technique: The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness offers mPEAK, a performance-driven mindfulness session for high-level athletes.

App/Device: Neurofeedback headsets

3. Transcendental Meditation (TM) Best for Moguls
Transcendental meditation improves mood, attention, focus and emotional intelligence, and can promote a state of inner peace.

Book: Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation

Technique: Certified TM instruction

App: Oak

4. Box breathing is a time-honored stress-reducing technique endorsed by the U.S. Navy SEALs and can be done in just 5 minutes. gearpatrol.com/2019/05/1
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More great practices to try as we Intentionally Celebrate the emoticon of Life Daily; becoming "AWAKE, ALIVE, AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF ALL that IS" while not letting doubt build mountains and practicing the “good medicine” of Gratitude.
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