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Second, the question is, if I believe in meditation being enforced upon people, what is my definition of meditation? For me, meditation is looking inward, and/or focusing on something, and/or deeply contemplating something, and/or training your mind to be aware of something. Now this can be anything from traditional meditation, to thinking deeply about the works of Shakespeare or the Bible (or any written text), it may also be deep contemplation of a certain philosophy and even intense prayer.
originally posted by: Unity_99
I almost concur, but the way to encourage or enforce is through school. PE should be divided half between this and half between meditation practice, not theory, short theory and long on practice. I'd also compress the reading writing and useless courses that no one needs. You need to be able to read and write well, then you can learn anything you want to. Thats about it, the rest should be electives. Anyway, I would also have remote viewing and psi workshops for all students all their lives.
originally posted by: zeevar
People will find the path to enlightenment in their own good time, its all part of the journey.
If you force someone to do what they are not yet ready to do it may have the opposite effect, and sully their chances.
I for one never got on with meditation, my mind has a whole universe going on in there... but if I was forced to do it I would rebel, and so would many more.
Surely its enlightenment about freedom of choice, not force.