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Russell Simmons says meditation is the key to greater happiness
Business magnate shares the benefits and practice of daily meditation in his new book 'Success Through Stillness.'
Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Book cover of "Success Through Stillness"
For those wondering if the daily practice of meditation
really works, Russell Simmons has both a succinct response and a more in-depth answer totaling more than 220 pages.
"As I move around talking about the book, one question I seem to get asked over and over again is, 'Does mediation really work?' And my answer is always an unequivocal 'YES!'"
The 56-year-old vegan and healthy living guru, who has built a net worth estimated at more than $340 million, says he was skeptical at first that 40 minutes of daily meditation could do anything to stem the anxiety he was feeling.
"The idea of being still and operating from a calm place is one that I never would've thought would've suited my lifestyle or my goals or the way that I pursue life, 'cause I pursue everything with a vigor," he told Yahoo! News
Simmons explains that he practices mantra-based meditation, in which one repeats a word or sound for a period of 20 minutes. Simmons repeats the word "Rum" over and over, a process he says has led him to greater happiness.
“I come out of meditation, and sometimes I just start giggling, I feel so happy, right in the mornings,” he shares.
"Meditation helps young people and adults to get control of the noise," says Simmons. “The noise is the cause of almost all sickness and sadness. If we can calm the noise, our relationship with the world benefits tremendously."
You can pick up a copy of "Success Through Stillness" via Amazon here.
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