(PHOTO: LAURENCE FREEMAN, IRELAND)
(...) meditation makes a different kind of difference. It directly changes the meditator and, through him or her, the world they move in. Silence is the great power of transformation - more universal than the greatest poetry because it works deeper than language or thought itself. Executives, like janitors, leaders like followers, everyone is drawn to meditation. Nothing may happen during meditation but radical change begins - from within outwards. It doesn’t solve problems, like impeachment proceedings or Brexit. But it changes the place from which we handle life’s problems. Even more, it changes our minds, cleansing the doors of perception, withdrawing projections and ending the blame game and obsessive fantasies. It releases the creative imagination that is essential for any new order.