"Entrepreneurs and engineers are taking millennia-old traditions and reshaping them to fit the Valley’s goal-oriented, data-driven, largely atheistic culture. Forget past lives; never mind nirvana. The technology community of Northern California wants return on its investment in meditation."
Do me a favor and take five seconds to think about meditation.
Okay. Did you picture a Jesus-like guy wearing white linen pants meditating in Bali? Did you see a pretty young girl in a yoga studio? My guess is you definitely didn’t see your cranky landlord or the miserable guy you see in the elevator every morning. Did you see your super successful financial planner? Well, that’s about to change if Google has anything to say about it.
This Wired article focuses on Silicon Valley’s latest fad that actually isn’t a fad at all. Some of the world’s leading companies are implementing meditation and life hacking courses to better their employees’ happiness and productivity. Happiness and productivity being one in the same.
Besides these big ones, there are benefits that you may not realize. Google even cites decreased chances of getting the flu and increased emotional intelligence as reasons for their methods.
What is your take on it? Here to stay? Or will it disappear faster than Justin Bieber’s innocence?