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Meditations in Times of Crises

I was blessed to have been trained in meditation at an early age. I have been amazed for some time now why so few people in our Western culture do not regularly practice some form of meditation on a daily basis. With the unrest in the world, the #COVID-19 pandemic, and current political scene, a quieter mind is important to resist joining the world in a state of fear and turmoil.

The amount of data on the benefits of meditation is abundant. Maybe if we all took time to meditate on the problems around us, we would have the ability to bring calm to the causes of stress from all of the outside sources, as well as internal fears and anxiety of things like possibly being exposed to this virus. I fully believe that if people could sit with their political frustrations and meditate, they could see passed the anger to resolutions to assist the planet with its current struggles. Meditation allows us to step outside situations to see like an eagle from a distance instead of feeling like you’re in the eye of a storm.

I know when I feel rundown, fatigued, or even concerned that I might become ill, through meditation I can direct energy to an area of my body in need of a “boost,” or source of healing, and most often, I have been successful in warding off the physical manifestation of my dis-ease-ness. Knock on wood, but I can’t remember having had a common cold or the flu in over twenty years!

On the mental side, I have had some of my greatest ideas and inspiration come to me in meditation. Meditation quiets the mind. When you quiet your mind, you are able to listen or better hear those thoughts that may come from your higher #consciousness or the creative center of your mind.

Having learned how to meditate has benefited me greatly in my professional life.Approximately 45 minutes before I was to speak to any group, I would find a quiet room and begin to meditate to align and balance. I would ask my Higher Self to provide me with the most appropriate thoughts for that particular occasion. As I entered meditation, I would not think about my speech, the audience, or how “I” (the ego) was going to act. I would simply quiet my mind, release any stress associated with speaking to a group, whether it was to my own employees or other peers.

Many doctors treating children with anxiety have found using meditation to be very useful with their young patients. For those suffering with conditions like ADHD, it may be the only thing that will help them quiet the mind for any extended period of time allowing them to relax and be calm.

#Meditation also is a wonderful thing to experience as a couple, a way to relax together. My wife Jeri and I have been meditating for years. I think it may be one of the keys to our long and very happy life together!


C. James “Jim” Jensen began his career as one of the top salespeople for the publishing company Encyclopedia Britannica. At the age of twenty-eight, he became senior vice president and CEO for one of its divisions, Great Books of the Western World. He went on to become president and CEO of two additional companies. Today Jim provides executive coaching and advisory services to emerging growth and mid-sized companies. He is an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization, serves as a life director for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is a member of the board of directors as well as chairman of the executive committee of the board of Aspen Group, Inc.

His latest book Expand the Power of Your Subconscious Mind releases September 1, 2020 (Beyond Words Publishing | Atria Books). For more about this title and C. James Jensen, visit:


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