It was Oprah Winfrey’s second visit to the Late Show with David Letterman. She was visiting because of her role in the movie The Butler, in which she plays alongside the (obviously awesome) Forest Whitaker. While chatting to Letterman about the movie she said a great deal about how important meditation has been in her life.
Oprah Winfrey told David Letterman that she encouraged her entire company to begin meditating back in 2010. Oprah stated that meditation made for a better business environment and led all members of the team to be focused and of one mind.
Oprah Winfrey then asked David Letterman if he meditated.
Much to Oprah’s surprise Letterman said that he actually does meditate. That makes him yet another of the very many celebrities who meditate. However he later added that he’d been taught meditation by “Meditation Bob” over the course of four nights and that “Vodka and pills are good way to go too.” LOL. Letterman. Legend.
Speaking about the importance of meditation, Oprah Winfrey said, “We all need to find something, whether it’s a time of reflection or whether it’s hugging your children, you need to give time to something good.”
She then went on to tout the Deepak Chopra Meditation Challenge, which Oprah herself will be participating in.
I’ve pretty stunned by the sheer amount of celebrities who meditate these days.
From Hugh Jackman to Russell Brand to The Beatles, meditation is becoming the number one tool used by celebrities. This is perhaps not surprising. After all there are over one hundred scientifically proven benefits of meditation. Meditation has been shown to significantly boost mental and physical health, to lower the risk of illness and disease, and, of course, to increase general happiness and well-being. And as Oprah Winfrey said, meditation even helps in business, creating focused minds that are significantly more productive.
Of course, if you’re one of our regular readers then you will already be more than aware of the numerous benefits of meditation. And you have learned everything you will ever need to know about meditation because you have read Journey To The Buddha Within, right? If you haven’t, what on Earth are you waiting for? It tells you how to become enlightened. Just… read it now, you do not want to miss it.