We all measure success differently, and there really is no right or wrong way to measure it. For most, it’s in dollar signs. So long as the means to that end are carried out ethically and sustainably, wealth is a positive goal. I think it’s fair to say that growth in any sense is the definition of success. But what defines growth? What sets the pace for growth? Basically…what’s next? Whether you’re the head of a company or an intern, and independent entrepreneur or part of a team, this daunting question is on everyone’s mind, no matter what kind of front they may put up. Personal growth and growth as a whole (company, group, etc.) is vital to morale, especially in a standard office setting, but also in any entrepreneurial environment. Even in the most successful companies the amount of stress, uncertainty, and risk that go into triumph take a toll on the mind. It’s worth considering that the companies who fail don’t do so because of the market, but because they are unable to see what the next step is – where leadership is needed fear takes over. I bet those companies, in their moments of panic, didn’t think to turn to meditation.
That’s the first outlet Eric Klein would have used. A teacher of meditation for over 25 years, Klein is the perfect balance between the spiritual world and the real world. Klein has mastered Kriya Yoga and worked with Fortune 500 companies. He’s sat in the classroom of a NYC college prep school and he’s sat in silence on meditative retreats. Klein’s unbridled passion for attaining spiritual balance mixed with his understanding that not everyone has this innate drive has led him to become the bridge between the stiff corporate world and the yoga studio. Through his classes, seminars, and books Klein has taught over 20,000 individuals how to become leaders using balance and understanding as their tools. He’s witnessed other’s success as a result of their meditation, and seen the expressions of shock and relief on each individual as they did so.
Because our unstable economy has led the workplace to became a space of anxiety but a place we have to go to, I want to share Klein’s blog. Through the company he and wife Devi Bliss run called Wisdom Heart: A Spiritual Path for Real Life, they explain how the sect of yogis and the cult of corporate America aren’t too different after all, and that the individuals involved in each need the same thing to attain the success they’re after. Beyond this, the blog contains insight into other current and important issues, such as gun violence and education, and how meditation connects to each. Further appealing to the masses and ensuring meditation is and should be part of every person’s life, Klein acknowledges those who may be hesitant on the practice through blog posts with titles like “What Makes Meditation Boring?” His doodles might even be the best part, cleverly and comically depicting major psychological issues we all let prevent us from succeeding. So before you lose sight of your own success and before you shoot yourself down, I recommend checking out this inspirational blogger and finding out what’s standing in your way and how you can remove it, permanently.