Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Square Root of One Percent

In 1982 during the war between Lebanon and Israel, a group of researchers were running an experiment. Using transcendental meditation they trained a group to concentrate on peace. To feel peace in their bodies.

These individuals were positioned in different areas amongst the fighting in the middle east and began concentrating on peace. During the times they were concentrating, terrorist activity stopped and crimes rates dropped. Even emergency room visits and traffic accidents declined. When the participants stopped concentrating on peace everything returned to normal chaos.

The data was so consistent the experimenters were able to come up with an exact formula to determine how many people needed to concentrate on the experience peace and see its effect in the world. The amount came to the square root of one percent.

This actually shows you only need a small group of individuals concentrating to affect a large part of the population. Based on that calculation you would only need about 100 individuals to see a change in a population of 1 million. That would mean you would only need about 8000 individuals to influence the entire world.

How encouraging is that?

We don't need the entire world to change. We just need a small portion of the world to stand up and believe in the change to make it happen. Just 8000 out of the entire world population could do it.

It almost sounds too good to be true. But the evidence clearly shows that is all it would take.

Let's prove it to be true.

Start concentrating on peace. Find something that brings peace to your heart. Having no children myself, I use a picture of my little one year old niece. The mind can't hold a positive and negative emotion at the same time. When looking at a picture of my adorable, innocent, little niece I can't help but smile and feel good.

Let's take it a step farther.

We if we chose a time such as 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and all decided to concentrate on peace as much as we could throughout that hour. Would we see something happen? Would we see a change?

The only way to find out is to try.

Join us at http://www.paradigmshifttoday.com/signup.html and join our experiment. We will keep you informed concerning how many are participating and you yourself should actually be able to see if there are any results.

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