Billionaire talks about the importance of meditation

Ray Dalio, the billionaire hedge fund manager of Bridgewater Associates, explained the importance of meditation in his life. Some nice quotes from the video clip below:

“I started meditating over 35 years ago, and I would say it is the single most important reason for whatever success I’ve had.”

“I just want to make sure that point across – because people think it’s kind of an exotic thing or you light candles or have incense and that kind of a thing. I’m talking about a practical thing that makes life go better.”

“I became much more centered. School was very easy for me. School wasn’t easy before… As a result, I also became calmer and so how I would deal with the world was more like a martial arts expert in a sense that I could flow with things and understand them better and react to them better. I was more in control.”

“I notice a difference from the moment I meditate. I can be stressed, or tired, and I can go into a meditation and it all just flows off of me. I’ll come out of it refreshed and centered and that’s how I’ll feel and it’ll carry through the day.”