I’m Martin Hubbard, Principal and Founder of the Core Group. I conduct a series on Leadership From the Inside Out, specializing in thought and emotional development. Last time, I presented on the notion of Two-Way Balanced Thought, and the benefit to engaging in that type of thought process. Today, I want to expound on that a little bit, and talk about the idea of Inward Thinking, and how to develop the habit of thinking inwardly. In order to do that effectively, I’ve found it most beneficial to engage in the practice of meditation. We’ve put together a video to help explain these ideas and show you the two basic types of meditation. Give them a try, see how it works. You’ll be glad you did.
Clearly one of the most influential men of our time, Steve Jobs was a big believer in meditation to still the mind, access intuition, become more creative, stay focused, and make wiser decisions.Jobs was a Zen Buddhist for many years. In 1974 he traveled to India in search of a spiritual guru. When he returned, he found one in his hometown of Los Altos, California: Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Japanese-born Zen master. Jobs studied at Kobun’s Zen Center and they developed a close relationship, discussing life and Buddhism during midnight walks. Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson, “I ended up spending as much time with him as I could. Zen has been a deep influence in my life ever since.” Continue reading