The Surprising Financial Impact of Mindfulness Meditation

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In the financial therapy program that I co-founded in 2007 with Dr. Ted Klontz, we taught and practiced a lot of "mindfulness" meditation. After a meditation we would often ask, "What does this have to do with money?"

During the first part of the week, we got a lot of blank stares. Gradually, the participants started to see there is a significant connection between meditation and money.

Meditation helps us become aware of our interior beliefs and emotions about many things, including our relationship with money. By becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings, we are more likely to make financial decisions that are consistent with our values, life aspirations, and authentic goals. Many people are unaware of both their beliefs about money and what they are feeling. I know this was true for me.