“Can meditation change the world? The amazing story of the ‘meditating president Joaquim Chissano’”   Leave a comment

Steve Taylor, Psychology Today

Joaquim Chissano with UN’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Joaquim Chissano with UN’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Excerpt: In 1992, he (Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique) learned Transcendental Meditation. Quickly becoming aware of the benefits of the practice himself, he taught it to his family, then his cabinet ministers and his wider government. In 1994, it became a requirement for all military and police recruits to meditate twice a day, for 20 minutes.

Chissano himself is in no doubt that this collective meditation was responsible for the peace and increasing prosperity of the country. As he said, ‘The result has been political peace and balance in nature in my country…The culture of war has to be replaced by the culture of peace. For that purpose, something deeper has to be changed in our mind and in our consciousness to prevent the recurrence of war.’

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Posted December 28, 2016 by Charles in Leadership Performance, Living in Harmony, People

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