spør Priscilla Warner på Huffington Post. Hun så hans tale om rikets tilstand (State of the Union address) og
……. couldn’t help wondering if Barack Obama had been meditating in the days that led up to his address.
To me, he seemed focused and relaxed, two qualities that I’ve always aimed for in my yoga practice. Qualities I’m hoping to cultivate through daily meditation.
Deretter så hun et TV-intervju med to fremtredende politikere fra hvert av partiene i Kongressen, og det var så frustrerende at hun ble helt ør i hodet og slo av TV’en. Og neste morgen våknet hun tidlig og
…… meditated in my bed as darkness turned to light and the familiar landscape of my bedroom came into view.
«I think Congress needs to pass a meditation bill,» I thought when I was done.
Things are getting out of control in Washington. So I propose some radical new legislation. What if everyone on Capital Hill started their day with 20 minutes of meditation?
If they sat quietly for a few minutes each day, they might learn how to listen better.
If they learned how to push away thoughts of past conflicts and future photo-ops, they might learn to live in the moment, and care about stuff that really matters.
I’ve seen what meditating has done to my own thought patterns. How it’s helped me slow down my instant reactions to things and take a slightly enlightened breath.
Kanskje norske politikere også kunne ha nytte av å meditere. Ikke bare politikere forresten. Alle kan ha godt av noen minutters systematisk stillhet og avstand fra tidens mas og jag.