Is There A Solution To Conflict And War?

“Conventional approaches to conflict resolution are simply too superficial. They are ‘Band-Aid’ approaches that do not address the underlying root cause of war… When it comes to achieving lasting peace and social harmony, weapons are truly not powerful… If we want peace, we should enliven peace in the collective consciousness of society. If we want happiness, then enliven happiness in the collective consciousness.” – John Hagelin, PhD, quantum physicist

The Video: This discussion first aired on HuffPost Live on Wednesday, December 17th. John Hagelin, PhD, is a quantum physicist and president of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. Bob Roth is a TM teacher and the executive director of the David Lynch Foundation. Col. Brian Rees is a co-chair of Operation Warrior Wellness. All three are proponents of using the Transcendental Meditation technique to create peace, both on the level of the individual and for the world.

The Technique: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions — and over 380 published research studies have found that the TM technique markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.