Hi Unify Family, In a world that seems to be descending into increasing conflict, many of us are wondering 'What can one person do?'
Yes, we can donate to humanitarian relief and try and organize for a better world, but one possible solution may surprise you: meditation.
Although it may seem that the practice of sitting, following our breath, and just observing what passes through our minds is far removed from making peace in the world, scientific studies have shown that world peace really may begin with inner peace. For example, a two month meditation study in Israel during August and September of 1983 showed that, on days when the number of participants at a peace-creating assembly was high, the intensity of an ongoing war in neighbouring Lebanon decreased sharply. War deaths in Lebanon dropped by 76%.
This has been called the 'Maharishi effect' and you can read more about it here: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/proof-that-group-meditation-can-change-the-world/
While acknowledging that we need to organize for peace in the world in whatever way we can, we also believe that group meditation really can make a difference.
ON AUGUST 8th, we, along with DEEPAK CHOPRA, THE CHOPRA CENTER and 1 GIANT MIND, invite you to participate in what we hope will be one of the largest Global Meditations for Peace ever held.
Register Free here: www.unify.org
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____________________________________ I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity ~ Edgar Allan Poe