Meditation has gone mainstream and is no longer the exclusive practice of yogis, peace-loving hippies or Jedis. Univision’s Enrique Acevedo caught up with world-renowned scientist, writer and meditation teacher, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the World Economic Forum in Davos, to discuss the ancient tradition.
In fact, Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness mediation technique is being implemented in classrooms and board rooms across the country as well as in medicine, the U.S. military, legal and social justice domains. What’s the big deal about mindful meditation? According to Dr. Kabat-Zinn, “greed, hatred and delusion lead to tremendous suffering. We’re capable of actually holding our own impulses to acquire in such a way that we actually begin to think about the larger field of benefit of the planet, of all beings.”
Dr. Kabat-Zinn strongly believes that mindfulness meditation “is for every single person who is breathing, as long as you’re breathing you can practice.” No one’s saying that you’ll master the Jedi mind trick overnight, but the simple practice of taking some minutes from your day to be aware and meditate can yield a lot of well-being for yourself and those around you.