Great gut knows how to slow down its intake of perceptions. This is a sizable and paradoxical challenge to master. The intense barrage of information is relentless.

The need is to absorb and digest it better.

Media images at 24+ frames per second may seem continuous to most of us, but to birds and monks trained in the advanced art of meditation, this frequency looks like a series of still-life snapshots. That’s one reason why a hawk can sweep down from such an enormous height and pinpoint its prey with breath-taking accuracy and agility.

When you increase your perceptive intensity, you also have the ability and the confidence to distinguish distractions from meaningful observations. Rather than compromising your momentum, you actually enable yourself to be more confident and exacting.

Here’s another good reason to practice meditation as a business edge, in addition to its health and humanistic advantages.