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Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out by David Gelles
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“By slapping the word mindfulness on new products and services simply to make them fashionable, these corporations are making the word itself somewhat impotent. “Mindfulness” is at risk of becoming the new “organic.”
David Gelles, Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
“Other research continues to prove how our immune systems benefit from mindfulness. In another study of how mindfulness can improve health, UCLA researchers worked with HIV-positive adults in the Los Angeles area. Over the course of an eight-week MBSR training, just like the one given to the Promega employees and the one I took in New York, the Los Angeles group did not change their HIV treatment in any way except for meditation. And yet something dramatic happened. The CD4+ T cells, which are the so-called brains of the immune system, and the ones targeted by HIV, stopped deteriorating in the group that practiced mindfulness.”
David Gelles, Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out
“But Jackson also used less conventional teaching methods. In one drill he would lead the team in breathing exercises, getting all the players to synchronize their respiratory rhythm. “It helped align them on a nonverbal level far more effectively than words,” Jackson wrote. “One breath equals one mind.”
David Gelles, Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
“Meditation doesn’t require us to wear robes, chant in a foreign language, or sit with our legs folded. Instead, mindfulness meditation simply asks that we take a comfortable position—sitting, lying down, or even standing—and observe our thoughts, emotions, and sensations.”
David Gelles, Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
“I thought I’d bounce back. I’d been through deals before,” she said. “But I didn’t. My mental resilience had become so depleted.”
David Gelles, Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out