“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” — Dalai Lama
When we practice meditation, we don’t only become more relaxed — we actually become better human beings.
A growing number of studies show that meditation can reduce:
- Hostility and aggression.
- Behavioral problems in children.
- Crime rates and reform prisoners.
And that meditation can increase:
- Feelings of love and kindness.
- Empathy and compassion.
- Social connection and emotional intelligence.
One study even showed that when people who practice meditation heard the sounds of a distressed woman, an area of the brain connected to empathy lit up more than it did in people who don’t practice meditation.
In a Harvard Medical School study, people who learned how to meditate were more likely to give up their seat for a woman in pain.
Dr. Hölzel, who conducted the study, said that people who meditate “may be more willing to help when someone suffers, and act more compassionately.”
These results are amazing… but why does meditation make us more socially responsible?
Watch the video to hear Emily’s beautiful explanation of new scientific findings on how the brain specifically and fundamentally changes.
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