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Secular Meditation Is An Effective Tool For Improving Self-Regulation

Improved regulation of difficult thought, feeling or emotion is an obvious benefit for us all-- in our personal lives, as well as our professional lives. And the ability to respond, is light years ahead of an immediate reaction.

Neither of those statements are in the least bit disputed-- so, why is a readily available solution for people who suffer from a diminished to self-regulate, so controversial? Why the abiding skepticism? Why the public virtue signaling of approval, and the private reality of passive resistance?

Ignorance and lack of familiarity with meditation are possible explanations, but both can be easily remedied by education and exposure. The real barrier, however, is a reluctance among business leaders to endorse meditation because of a misconception about the cost of implementing a balanced wellbeing initiative, and the mistaken belief that meditation is not good for business.

How can we reverse that trend? Well, trends are notoriously hard to redirect or reverse, but I have a suggestion-- most people won't endorse or embrace anything they don't understand but, perhaps, if meditation is broken down into easily digestible pieces that make sense and comport with the demands of everyday life, the previously withheld endorsement will be forthcoming.

Enter, what was detailed last month in three different posts entitled "Meditative Moments", "Led Meditation" and "Self-Guided Meditation"-- they're all components of what I refer to as Secular Meditation, and all three are interchangeable, depending on the demands of one's day. They're also flexible, as well as practical, and they are not budget-busting. Bottom line: Secular meditation is absolutely beneficial for individuals, and it's definitely good for business.

Methodology aside, the focus of Secular meditation is directed toward one specific challenge that impacts us all: Self-regulation. Other benefits (health and/or behavioral) may follow, but the singular purpose of Secular meditation is what distinguishes it from other forms of meditation, as a tool that can improve one's wellbeing.

Traditionalists may balk, but I believe that any moment of meditation-- no matter how brief, and no matter how it is implemented-- is better than no meditation, at all. Care to join me?


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