I created MuchokiMotivation to inspire the world to be happier, to be more successful, to be more motivated, and to be great. Where does my happiness, success, and motivation come from? A lot places. But out of everything that I do for happiness and success, my most important secret is daily meditation.
I spent the majority of my life searching for the stillness that meditation could offer me in all the wrong places. When I took up daily meditation as my New Year’s resolution for 2013, sitting in that stillness twice a day for twenty minutes wiped away my anxiety, stress, depression, negativity, and dependence on alcohol. Ever since then, I’ve been relying on meditation as an endless supply of genuine happiness, clarity, peace, serenity, deep relaxation, tranquility, creativity, and compassion.
And I’m convinced that if all of humanity sat down in that stillness twice a day—if we all took up daily meditation—all people everywhere would gradually become infinitely happier, more motivated, more productive, more successful, more creative, more compassionate, and more peaceful.
I’m not one hundred percent certain that meditation would definitely create peace among all nations. But I am certain that the widespread practice of meditation is the key to one day bringing the human race closer to world peace than ever before.
And here are five reasons why:
Reason One: Peacefulness
Meditation is going to save the world by instilling more peace in every individual.
Sitting in meditation twice a day wipes away feelings of toxic anxiety, stress, negativity, and irritability and brings you back to a constant feeling of peace. Sitting in meditation recharges, resets, and reboots your mind.
When you sit down in the stillness twice a day every day, you will never have to resort to drugs, alcohol, food, television, or any other unhealthy habit to numb your negativity when your energy is down. You’ll be able to recharge your mind with a meditation. Instead of numbing your problems, you’ll be back to feeling at peace with yourself within twenty minutes.
When every individual has access to this endless peace, the world will naturally be much less hostile and much more peaceful than it is at the present moment.
Reason Two: Happiness
Genuine happiness is a childlike state of pure fulfillment, gratitude, and serenity. It’s a deep feeling of fulfillment, peace, gratitude for the present moment, and appreciation of your role in the universe—a childlike frame of mind that we come into the world with.
Meditation is a way to effortlessly tap into that state of pure fulfillment at any time or place. It activates your true nature—that childlike frame of happiness that you entered the world with. Meditation can offer genuine fulfillment on a daily basis, even for those of us that suffer from severe depression problems.
As I described in my first blog post, rates of depression, anxiety, and stress are on the rise across the United States and other parts of the world. A simple solution to easing this epidemic of depression is daily meditation.
The widespread practice of meditation could save the world by bringing the whole world back to a constant feeling of genuine happiness. When the whole world feels happier, people everywhere will flourish.
Reason Three: Compassion
Merriam Webster defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” It originates from the Latin root words “com” meaning “together” and “pati” meaning “to suffer.” So the literal translation from the Latin root words is “suffering together.”
Compassion— a feeling of shared suffering combined with a strong desire to help—comes from the realization that we are all connected. So it makes sense that a daily meditation cultivates and increases compassion for the less fortunate.
Daily meditation instills you with an unshakable feeling of being connected to everything and everyone in the universe. When every individual feels that connection, problems like crime, hostility, racism, sexism, and homophobia may suddenly start to just fade away. People everywhere will feel more compassionate. We will go to out of our way to help each other. And war between nations may turn into a thing of the past.
Reason Four: Success
Daily meditation keeps you in that happy, clear-headed, confidence, motivated, productivity, creative, and energetic state of mind that you need to perform at your best and succeed.
It’s one of the world’s greatest secrets of the world’s most happy and successful people. The long list of happy high-achieving meditators includes individuals like Oprah Winfrey, Russell Simmons, Ray Dalio, Steve Jobs, Jim Carrey, Arianna Huffington, Ellen Degeneres, Russell Brand, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Lena Dunham, Tiger Woods, Marc Benioff, Rupert Murdoch, Eva Mendes and many more.
When every human being in the world takes up daily meditation, super-success is going to happen more often to more people. When more people succeed, the whole world will thrive.
Reason Five: Creativity
Daily meditation—Transcendental Meditation in particular—has a way of boosting, enhancing, and improving creativity.
When you commit yourself to sitting in the stillness twice a day, meditation is going to wipe away your toxic anxiety, stress, depression, and negativity. Underneath that negativity you’re going to find insights, ideas, and solutions that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
When the whole world taps into this endless creativity on the daily, people are going to offer up unexpected solutions to problems we thought were unsolvable. Artwork, music, literature, and other creative fields are going to blossom. And people everywhere will flourish.
Where You Can Learn
Daily meditation is a subject that I talk about heavily in my forthcoming book, Know Yourself: A Guide To Fulfilling A Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which includes a full unit dedicated to describing the benefits of sitting in the stillness. And I’m also planning to write and publish an entire book titled The End Of The World As We Know It dedicated to painting a vivid picture of what our world would look like if literally every human being on earth practiced meditation.
But until then, make sure to set aside some time to explore the many benefits of sitting in daily meditation.
There are plenty of places where you can learn.
If you’re serious about meditation, like I was when I got started, make sure to reach out to The Transcendental Meditation organization to learn about their training. It costs a fee. But it’s well worth it if you’re looking to benefit from that endless supply of endless supply of genuine happiness, clarity, peace, serenity, deep relaxation, tranquility, creativity, and compassion that meditation can offer you.
There are also plenty of books like Transcendence by Norman E. Rosenthal, Transcendental Meditation by Jack Forem, and Catching The Big Fish by David Lynch that you can use to learn more about what meditation is and what it feels like.
And if you’re looking to find simple instructions on how to meditate books like Super Rich: A Guide To Having It All and Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons are a great way to start. I myself discovered meditation from reading Russell’s instructions way back in 2013.
And if you’re a technology person, there are many great mobile apps for getting started with meditation. One new app to look out for is Meditation Made Simple. It’s Russell Simmons’ brand new app for introducing beginners to a daily meditation practice.