Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Meditate for World Peace

Photo Credit Adrian van Leen
Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:19-20 (KJV)

If there’s one subject most of us agree on it would be world peace. We are tired of wars and armed conflicts around the globe that continually threaten our survival as a species. We dream of a planet where love and respect among nations and compassion for their people is the rule rather than the exception.  
We want world peace dammit!
But most of us doubt world peace will ever become a reality. Moreover, we don’t think that we can effect such a change. After all, you’re just one person. How can you (and others like you) get the nations to stop fighting among themselves and killing our young men and women?

Well, you have a lot more power to create world peace than you think you do.

Meditating on Peace Brings Peace, Studies Show

A number of studies have been done testing the power of meditation to effect peaceful behavior on society. The results of these studies were published in the Journal for Conflict Resolution.

This is how the studies were conducted along with the fascinating results:
During a given week, only 100 people in towns of 10,000 focused and meditated on peace and well-being for all the inhabitants of those towns. Crime rates dropped, business rose, and hospital emergency rooms had far less action. As soon as the group stopped after the week was over, all the crime rates and emergency room statistics returned to normal. This was done in the middle East in Lebanon as well, and all war actions stopped during the time that this group was focusing on that situation.” (Source: University of Metaphysical Sciences)

Through these experiments, the researchers were even able to estimate the minimum number of meditators (those meditating on and radiating peace) were needed to begin a peaceful society, or even world peace—this number is the square root of 1%. As our world has approximately 6 billion people, this means that just 8,000 people can begin the process of world peace. But 8,000 people are just the beginning. The more people who meditate on and radiate peace, the faster world peace will become a reality. This is not just conjecture. This is now scientific fact.
Yes, little old YOU are important.  You can help to create world peace. There is, indeed, strength in numbers. But these numbers can be located all over the world. Join with us. Help us to create world peace.

I’d like you to watch these two videos. The first one is an explanation of the experiments that have proven that meditating on peace can affect peace. The second one is an excellent guided meditation for world peace. Let me know what you think!

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