Forum Post: Why not try prayer and meditation at protest as a peacefull, beneficial way to change things?
Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 8, 2012, 8:57 a.m. EST by TomTommorow
from Hardyston, NJ
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Why not try meditation and prayer for Peace, freedom, liberty, harmony, love and understanding while gathered together at a mass protest. I have seen a study where a large crowd gathered together and meditated for peace and harmony in a paticular city. It's claimed the crime rate for serious violent crime actually went down during or shortly after the meditations for awhile. In around 1989 the mass protest in Romania had large numbers of people praying for postive change and freedom from political oppresion, afterwards the Romanian protest are what led to the collapse of totalitarian rule all over Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
People can chose to pray or meditate according to the religion of their choice of course. Either in small groups if they want or individually. Or mediatate or not particpate at all if they don't believe in anything of that nature, that's entirely up to them.
But why not try something new, unexplored avenues for postive change. As Shakspere said, 'There are more things in Heaven and earth Horatio than are dreamed of in your philosphies.