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What Celebrities Say About Meditation

Some of the most successful people on the planet meditate. Here are a few quotes from some of them on how meditation helps them in their lives. Meditation is for everyone: soccer moms, students – people from all walks of life. Millions of people, in North America alone, meditate to enjoy a better life. What are you waiting for?

Eva Mendes – Actress

“[Meditation] really helps create not only a sense of balance… but serenity and kind of a calm state of mind… it helps me deal with life’s ups and downs, coming from more of a centered place. Also it helps with creativity… it’s tapping into something so deep that when I reap the rewards, I do not even know I’m reaping them.”

Novak Djokovic – Pro Tennis Player, Ranked No. 1 in the World

“Obviously, there is a huge amount of pressure and stress and everything involved, so you need to have a place where you know you can switch off and recharge your batteries. I guess it’s private, in a way. But I just can say that it’s… very calm and very beautiful… where I like to spend time.”

Sheryl Crow – Singer

“One of the things – and this comes from someone who was highly self-critical and a type-A personality – that has changed my life is meditating.”

Steve Jobs – Apple Co-Founder, Visionary

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes things worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more.”

Sir Paul McCartney – Musician

“In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity – and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world… It’s a lifelong gift, something you can call on at any time… I think it’s a great thing.”

Evan Williams – Twitter Co-Founder, Billionaire

“[Meditation is] not a perk that makes this a nice, fluffy place to work. It makes you better and it makes the company better. We really believe in the hard science aspects of it.”

Marc Benioff – CEO,

I am very interested in keeping a clear head. So I enjoy meditation, which I’ve been doing for over a decade — probably to help relieve the stress I was going through when I was working at Oracle.

Ricky Williams – NFL Star, Miami Dolphins

“[Meditation] is my passion… I think a lot of people are so used to being stressed, they don’t realize they’re stressed. And I was one of those people.”

Martin Scorsese – Film Director, Producer

“A lot of drama is projected onto the screens of our consciousness and minds… And I guess the common response is to tough it out… Yet… for the last few years, I’ve been practicing meditation. It’s difficult to describe the effect it has had on my life. I can only mention maybe a few words: calm, clarity, a balance, and at times – a recognition. It’s made a difference.”

Raquel Zimmermann – Fashion Model

“As a model, I always joke that it’s very similar to being a stewardess – you’re very often at airports and hotel rooms, alone… Meditation has helped a lot in that now when I’m on a plane I meditate, and that makes me calm… The frustration is gone … Meditation changed my whole lifestyle…”

Robert Stiller – CEO, Green Mountain Coffee, Billionaire

“If you have a meditation practice, you can be much more effective in a meeting… Meditation helps develop your abilities to focus better and to accomplish your tasks.”

Halle Berry – Actress

“I meditate… all the time… I’ve been doing a series of meditations since the day [my father] died, when I go to this gazebo—I imagine it in my mind—and there he is sitting there, and he says to me all the things that he should have said to me in his life.”

Russell Simmons – Co-founder, DefJam Records, Multi-millionaire

“When you sit quietly and let your mind settle, all the innovative, inventive and inspired ideas that have been hiding out in the depths of your mind…begin to bubble to the surface… You don’t have to believe in meditation for it to work… You just have to take the time to do it. The old truth is still true today, ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ My advice? Meditate.”

Jennifer Aniston – Actress

“It just centers you, and your stress levels are just down. And you find yourself interacting in the world much easier and better, in a calmer way. And there’s just a peaceful joy that sort of comes over you… [It]’s really changed everything. Starting your day off with that and ending with that is pretty powerful… When I get lazy and don’t get it in, I can feel a difference.”

Oprah Winfrey – CEO, Harpo Productions, Inc., Billionaire

“…Being still with ourselves and coming back to the center and recognizing that something is more important than you…brings a kind of energy… an intention that we’ve never had before. You can’t imagine what’s happened in the company… It’s been fantastic… The one thing I want to do is center myself every day and make that a practice for myself. Because I’m 1,000 percent better when I do that.”

Richard Gere – Actor

“I remember when I was just starting to practice meditation—24 years old, trying to come to grips with my life. I was holed up in my sh**** little apartment for months at a time, just… doing my best to do sitting practice. I had a very clear feeling that I’d always been in meditation, that I’d never left meditation… It helps me set my motivation for the day.”

Soledad O’Brien – CEO, Starfish Media, CNN Anchor

“I appreciate very much the opportunity to take the time to focus and meditate and it allows me to experience a state of deep rest and relaxation that can be game-changing; and sometimes a life saver in a crazy world… It helps alleviate stress and pressure when you’re trying to balance life and being a mother.”

Liv Tyler – Actress

“Meditation and being close to yourself helps everything in your life… It helps [me] make better decisions and be a better mother, and just deal with the daily stress of the modern world that we live in. It helps with everything.”

Moby – DJ, Musician

“I thought… meditation involved… moving to some country and renouncing wealth and materialism… [but] it’s a simple practice that calms the mind… and the thing that won me over… was its effectiveness. Nothing else helped me quiet my mind and go to a calm, centered place. The thing that makes it effective is you don’t have to do all that much, and, as a profoundly lazy person, I appreciate that.”