Mindfulness: the altered state of America

Ed Halliwell, the Guardian: Mindfulness meditation was once a tool of the counter-culture. But now it’s transforming the minds of conservative America.

“A quiet revolution is happening in America.” So says Tim Ryan, Ohio congressman and author of A Mindful Nation, which documents the spread of mindfulness meditation across the US, and argues for its widespread adoption as a way to favourably affect the country’s healthcare system, economy, schools and military.

Just published, the book is significant not so much for what’s being said – evidence for the benefits of mindfulness has been piling up in scientific journals over recent years – but …

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Karen Hastings
April 28, 2012 11:30 am

Loved this article!Am a great believer of meditation and have been practising it for about 25 years.It truly makes a difference in your day!Peace and blessings,Karen


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