Meditation is Hot Today
By Corinne McLaughlin
know that top managers at Google learn meditation techniques—not to
become more peaceful, but rather to speed up and become more creative?
The program is called “Search Inside Yourself.”
know that Al Gore meditates regularly and that an Ohio Congressman, Tim
Ryan, recently toured the country promoting meditation in his new book
“A Mindful Nation”?
know that everyone from the U.S. Marines to stars like Richard Gere,
Madonna and Goldie Hawn practice meditation?
reported in 2003 that over 10 million Americans practice meditation, and
the numbers have probably doubled since then. I’ve been teaching
meditation for over 30 years and I’m very happy that meditation has
finally been embraced by the mainstream culture. Now people no longer
think I’m weird, as they did 15 years ago in Washington D.C. when I was
teaching classes on Creative Meditation at the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and elsewhere.
importantly, many people can now more easily discover this powerful,
ancient approach for finding inner peace amidst the crises and
intensities of modern life. And when you begin a regular practice of
meditation, you’ll experience a transcendent spiritual Presence in the
stillness. You’ll raise your frequency and so experience a new sense of
well-being and authentic happiness. With all the warp speed karma
cleaning going on today, we can all use some positive support. And at
the same time, you’ll discover that meditation is ultimately a powerful
form of service for helping humanity.
taps us into a sense of hope for the future--which we especially need
today---and provides inspirational ideas for creating a better world.
Meditation helps to reduce stress, and develops a sense of inner peace,
joy, and strength. Scientific tests have shown that meditation can
lower your blood pressure, improve your memory and creativity, and
strengthen your immune system.
like Dr. Richard Davidson at the University of Wisdom have proven that
meditation produces more gamma activity in the brain which leads to a
greater sense of happiness and well-being.
spiritual level, meditation strengthens your intuition, opens your
heart, and helps clear out negative emotions. It helps you purify and
discipline your mind, awakening and freeing it in order to directly
perceive reality or truth. Meditation helps you develop detachment from
your physical and emotional reactions to outer events, through what’s
called “the stance of the observer.” And most importantly, meditation
strengthens your alignment with your soul and helps you discover your
higher purpose in life.