Why Meditation Could Bring About A Better World


The Dalai Lama once said, "If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation,
we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation."

And he's right — when we practice meditation, we don't only become more relaxed, we become better human beings.

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."

Research shows meditation can reduce hostility, aggression, crime rates and behavioral problems of children.

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A growing number of studies show that meditation can increase emotional intelligence and feelings of love, kindness, empathy and social connectedness.

The Effects Of Meditation In The Real World


As more adults (and children) practice meditation, we've seen people become more committed to social entrepreneurship and volunteer efforts than ever before.

In fact, one survey of over a thousand young adults from 2014 found that 92% currently contribute their skills to companies they feel are making a difference in the world. 

It seems we're on the fast track to creating the most compassionate generation yet.

Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva Meditation, explains in this 4-minute video how meditation fundamentally changes our brain... and how we treat each other.

Watch the video to discover:

  • (0:05) — What happens over time to the altruistic part of the brain;

  • (1:33) — The most fascinating fact about how meditation fundamentally changes the brain;

  • (2:27) — Why we become more compassionate and connected as we meditate.

Hear Emily's beautiful explanation of new scientific findings on the reason meditation makes us more socially responsible.


If you want to become more compassionate and productive, Emily Fletcher's Masterclass on Meditation for Super Performance is absolutely FREE and plays on Mindvalley Academy.


Do you agree with what Emily said in the video? Does meditation make people more altruistic? Share in the comments below.

Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher is one of the world’s leading experts in meditation. She’s been invited to teach at places like Google, Harvard Business School and The Omega — but that’s a stark contrast to the busy, stressed Broadway performer that she was years earlier. During her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers and A Chorus Line, she started to go grey at 27, suffer from insomnia and get sick 4-5 times a year. Thankfully, she discovered a powerful meditation practice that cured her insomnia and improved her health on the first day. After years of studying ancient practices in India and teaching thousands of high performers, Emily created Ziva Meditation, a mental technique that combines the stress-relieving benefits of meditation with the mental clarity of mindfulness.

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