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Yes, Meditation Can Change the World...

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

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The Undeniable Power of Mass Meditation: A Few Reasons You Wanna Try It...

You don't have to be experienced with meditation to be effective. The important thing is that you are sincere in your intentions, and that you do your best to quiet your mind and relax your body.
Over time, you will become more adept at remaining free from distractions of the monkey mind and will find it easier to remain centered in pure consciousness. Don't force it and don't try too hard. Just like riding a bike, you will get better at it every time you do it.

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center reports meditating can change the structure and function of the brain through relaxation, which can: Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Increase focus and learning concentration. Improve memory and attention span, as well as changing chaos into peace on Earth.

Interestingly, despite repeated press on the benefits of mindfulness, only 17% of US adults have a meditation practice. I started meditating during a time of personal crisis. It was the best thing that could have happened to me, and it had a positive impact on other people in my life as well. Professional development impacts many more people than just those who initiates the practice.

Meditation is a world game changer. More and more research has shown that meditation actually changes our brain. Due to its neuroplasticity, the brain strengthens and modifies neural pathways based on life experiences. Author Dan Harris explains it this way: “we are not stuck with factory settings when it comes to compassion, self-awareness, patience and focus. These are skills that can be trained.”

The profound benefits of meditation are shared by many mystics and leaders of the natural world. Many of these benefits show up after only a couple of months of regular practice.

Clearly, our world will be a better place if our leaders cultivate these superpowers:

  • Improved ability to focus

  • Reduced implicit bias

  • Reduced response to stressors

  • Lower anxiety

  • Increased resilience from adversity

  • Deeper connection to people

  • More compassion for team members and peers

  • Healing our world

People today are striving for meaning and understanding of the world we live in. Our communities longs for deeper peace and fulfillment.

Look around and you see the constant checking of statuses and endless scrolling, revealing a deeper malaise underneath. Something is truly amidst.

Of course, this agitation is nothing new under the Sun. It’s been with us as long as civilization and the mind has. But in these times it seems to have intensified. This is why meditation is so radical and why your ability to share the practice with others is so powerful. You can offer a gateway, a portal into another dimension. You can take people by the hand and lead them to a place where their problems are put into perspective and may even seem to float away for a moment.

Meditation, simply put, is nothing but mental hygiene— a practice of clearing out the daily mental garbage to boost your mental health. There are numerous studies proving the benefits of meditation for improving quality of life.
Back in 2019, I read that more than 20,000 people chose to meditate together for Mental Health Awareness and peace in America. During that time a couple of questions naturally arose in my mind. Will meditating really create the desired impact? Is world peace really possible through groups of people meditating together?

Well, indeed it seems... when someone’s depths come to the foreground and their thoughts and worries recede, it's magical. It might be the first time they feel deeply at home by themselves, silent, doing nothing; yet completely awake.

Imagine a community of practitioners, a place where stillness is shared. In our always-on-yet-disconnected nonstop world, how beautiful is it to offer an oasis of peace to others?

Or to yourself, for that matter?

It’s an experience we don’t partake in enough, sadly.

You should research to learn these basic fundamentals deeper. In my opinion meditating gives us a chance to give ourselves dedicated moments of stillness and simplicity, and to gain the confidence and inspiration to share with others in this ancient practice.

The benefits are extraordinary; all you have to do is choose to do it.

A few notables:

Given the immediate and profound benefits, I find it interesting that more people do not meditate. In my life experience, many people think their mind is too busy to meditate or they simply do not make time to try. People are often concerned it will take to long to reap the benefits. Typically, your first 7 minutes produce immediate results. In a study by researchers from Stanford University, people reported a deeper connection to strangers after just 7 minutes of meditation. That's incredible... and 10% of individuals after meditating are more likely to become generous and demonstrate less implicit bias. These are world changing behavioral shifts. Meditating for 11 minutes a day changes the world. Most leaders stepping up impact hundreds or thousands of people. Humans who meditate use their enhanced superpowers to create inspiring work environments for others. The organizational benefits of employee engagement are also well documented. There is a broader societal impact on employees’ personal lives and the way they impact their communities. Global change starts with each of us. Doing work on ourselves leads to positive change for many people. I encourage you to establish a meaningful daily meditation practice. Every 11 minutes counts.

The non-believer may say that the concept of world-peace is unreal, but scientists say it is possible with the power of collective consciousness! Let us use that power and make the voice of PEACE louder and fill this planet with more love and harmony!

We are all connected and ONE! Namaste!


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