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20 Successful Celebrities Who Meditate (Keanu Reeves?)

List Of 20 Successful Celebrities Who Meditate:

#1 Miranda Kerr

”When you take care of yourself—body and mind—you’ll be able to give so much more. Every night before Flynn goes to bed, we’ll do a guided meditation that will put him to sleep.”

#2 Eva Mendes

”I’m actually huge into meditation, Transcendental Meditation, and that really helps create not only a sense of balance… this is going to sound clichéd, but [also] serenity and kind of a calm state of mind.”

#3 Russell Simmons

“You can’t serve the world unless you take care of yourself first. I find time for meditation every day.”

#4 David Lynch

”Know thyself’… It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to experience that…True happiness is not ‘out there.’ True happiness lies within.”

#5 Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

”The personal experiences that I learned from meditation have helped to change the way I live my life by modifying my perception of myself and of others. What I remember most, is that we must conquer our fears. I’ve been trying to do that ever since.”

#6 Richard GereRichard Gere

“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 shitty little apartment for months at a time, just doing Tai Chi and doing my best to do sitting [meditation] practice. I had a very clear feeling that I’d always been in meditation, that I’d never left meditation. That it was a much more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.”

#7 Jerry Seinfeld

“I am a very organized person. I get up at 6:15 a.m., the kids get up at 6:45 a.m., and so I get up and get it in. I’m addicted to the high function. To me it’s a work thing — if you meditate, you can get so much work done. I always say to people you know how about three nights a year you get a good night sleep? You can have it every day with meditation.”

#8 Clint Eastwood

”I’ve been using it for almost 40 years now – and I think it’s a great tool for anyone to have, to be able to utilize as a tool for stress. Stress, of course, comes with almost every business.”

#9 Sir Paul McCartney

“In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity.”

#10 Ruby Wax

“I practice mindfulness, which involves letting my garbage go through my brain but always bringing my focus to my breathing. It’s not something I ‘believe in’ – I know from brain research what’s going on, so it’s not a holy thing. “I try to do it every morning, or failing that I do it in a taxi or on a train.”

#11 Arianna Huffington

“A friend pointed out one day that we don’t ‘do’ meditation; meditation ‘does’ us. That opened the door for me. The only thing to ‘do’ in meditation is nothing. Since then, I’ve made 20 to 30 minutes of meditation part of my morning routine. As Brian Andreas wrote, ‘Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.'”

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#12 Sheryl Crow

“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.”

#13 Jennifer Aniston

”Twenty minutes, you just notice the difference! When I get lazy and don’t get it in, I can feel a difference in the day. So I try to meditate first thing when I wake up.”

#14 Katy PerryKaty Perry

“I’m dreaming about whatever I’m creating next, or relationships, or blah, blah, blah. So I’m never really off. And meditation is actually the one time I get to really reset.”

#15 k.d. lang

“Meditation can become a natural part of our everyday lives. It’s simple to use and has the ability to reach far and wide, from children riding buses to school to teenagers just hanging out to business leaders in countries around the world.”

#16 Kobe Bryant

“I normally do my mindfulness exercises in the morning. It’s the first thing I do when I get up. I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off.”

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#17 Anderson Cooper

“I don’t feel I’m very present in each moment. I feel like every moment I’m either thinking about something that’s coming down the road or something that’s been in the past. I meditate. Like, I try. Not every day, but even if I’m not doing that meditation, the moments of my day have changed because I’m not on my phone so much. I’m intentionally not checking my phone every two seconds.”

#18 Tim Ryan

“When someone is in [my] face, mindfulness has helped me stay calm and respectful, to be compassionate and empathetic to the extent you can be in those situations, because you’ve taught yourself how to de-escalate your own emotional state.”

#19 OprahOprah

“I give myself a healthy dose of quiet time at least once (and when I’m on point, twice) a day: 20 minutes in the morning, 20 in the evening. Knowing that stillness is the space where all creative expression, peace, light, and love come to be is a powerfully energizing, yet calming experience. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is – still – the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life.”

#20 Hugh Jackman

”Nothing has ever opened my eyes like meditation.”

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