This subject has always fascinated me and recently I have come to experience first hand the phenomenal power of collective group meditation.
Being in a room of about a thousand people all meditating at the same time is an indescribable feeling of positive emotion.
In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population. This phenomenon was first noticed in 1974 and reported in a paper published in 1976. Here, the finding was that when 1% of a community practiced the Transcendental Meditation program, the crime rate was reduced by 16% on average.
So my thinking is ….Can this be done here locally? If I got a group of people here together all meditating with the same clear intention would this have a positive effect on our local community?
In the morning before you pickup your phone, check your emails, get the kids ready, switch the telly on, scroll on Facebook and all the other morning habits you have performed over time, take a moment to gather your thoughts.
What are you thankful and grateful for?
What lovely and kinds words can you say to yourself?
How are you today going to react to anything negative that could come your way?
Are there any steps you are going to do today towards your bliss?
This video I find very helpful to have playing in the background whilst I gather my morning thoughts. It plays whilst I have my shower and get ready for work. It sets my thoughts right and stops any negative self talk.