Oprah: Transcendental Meditation

Oprah Winfrey has interviewed many of the most renowned spiritual leaders and personal growth advocates around the globe. Yet, to her surprise, she found one of the most compelling displays of higher consciousness and spirituality a few hours drive from her Chicago-based studio.

Oprah began practicing the TM technique in 2011 and at the same time introduced it to her management staff. "I brought transcendental meditation teachers into Harpo Studios to teach me and my team how to meditate. Seven of us. Seven led to 70... to 270... Now everybody in the company meditates at 9 o'clock in the morning and 4:30 in the afternoon. No matter what's going on, we stop, we meditate."

Why would one of the most powerful, successful business women in the world -- arguably the most successful -- encourage all her workers to stop everything, sit and close their eyes for 20 minutes twice a day? Perhaps for the practical results: "You can't imagine what's happened in the company. People who used to have migraines, don't. People are sleeping better. People have better relationships. People react with other people better. It's fantastic."

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