There is a steady stream of new research and news stories about the benefits of meditation and other mindful breathing practices. As they report, meditation boosts energy, helps with focus, reduces stress and anxiety, increases resilience and possibly, subtly, changes your life and your brain for the better.
Here’s a radical proposal: Start your new meditation habit at work. Yup, that work. The office. Busy, stressful, un-meditation-friendly work.
It turns out, the office is actually an ideal place to meditate specifically because of those reasons. To quote one of my favourite films, The Razor’s Edge, in which Bill Murray’s character searches for the meaning of life, “It's easy to be a holy man on top of a mountain.” It’s harder, but more rewarding, to be one in the office.