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Food for thought


So I happened to see in a post that Alejandro González Iñárritu thanked Thich Nhat Hahn in his Oscars acceptance speech. It made me so happy, as if my favourite team had won the world cup in my favourite sport if I had one. The winner of the Oscar for the best picture of 2015 is engaging in his own sanity, yeeaahh!
Food for thought
The happy discovery made me google 'famous people who meditate', to see who else was on the team and there are of course a staggering number of celebrities who do. The first person to honestly recognize their own insanity is very often the artist who by his/her fortunate job description is given carte blanche to do so. Then I google 'leaders who meditate' and landed on a list where media moguls, business executives and the CEO's of some of the worlds leading organizations and businesses all attribute their success to the practice of meditation. Not too surprising either seeing as forward thinking individuals will always give a try to anything that promotes success, and besides they are very often the people that have chosen lives and careers where a enormous amount of stress and pressure is part of their everyday reality, so they would easily recognize the benefit of a calm mind, having experienced too often it's opposite. Then I googled politicians or world leaders who meditate and there I came up a little shorter. There are a few, but there are way too few. Shouldn't we, if we truly want peace in the world and believe in strong, intelligent, compassionate leadership, ask of the people that govern our countries, our economy and the choices that make up the future of our world, to know themselves and humanity at great depth? Shouldn't those who govern us, be aware and know compassion? Or at least pronounce an ambition to do so. It's been proven from all angles that, meditation and the cultivation of honesty, courage, compassion and humility produces better result in any environment, so for the people who's ambition is serious leadership and the betterment of the world, shouldn't meditation be part of the job description?

Gives you food for thought doesn't it.

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