Named by USA Today as one of the most influential people of the past 25 years, Russell Simmons is a face many of you would recognize. When we think about what our culture defines as success (money, fame, power, etc.) Russell Simmons would meet all that criteria. Yet Russell stated in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey that he didn’t experience true contentment until he began doing yoga and meditating. He believes these spiritual practices are the reasons he continues to be so successful. He meditates twice a day and does yoga once a day, every single day.
During the interview he provided many wise insights into the benefits of a meditation and yoga practice.
In regard to how meditation can make you better at your job, he said, “It (meditation) promotes a lasting, stable, happy relationship with the world. If you are awake and thoughtful and present you are good at your job.” He also added that being focused on the present allows people to do twice as much in half the time.
A couple other quote-worthy statements he said during the interview include:
• “Meditation is a way to let the noise settle and see what’s inside.”
• “Meditation is push-ups for your brain.”
Simmons also believes that meditation is the greatest gift he can give anyone and to help with that mission he has written a book – Success Through Stillness .
To learn more check out his book and the Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah.
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder & President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance