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Successful business utilizing Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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1 November 2011

During a recent lecture at the Garrison Institute* in New York, USA, Jeffrey Abramson, a successful businessman and real estate developer, spoke about enhancing the happiness and creativity of businesspeople through intelligent building design. His lecture was entitled 'Transcending Green'.

In addition to talking about utilizing Maharishi Vedic Architecture to positively influence building occupants, Mr Abramson spoke about his own use of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, both personally and in his business.

'I chose meditation because the mind is so critical in all decision making. It's everything about a person. How do I access that mind, that quality that keeps people young? It's not just through exercise, it's not just through diet, it's not just philosophy, it's not attitude, it's not just reading books. You have to live that, otherwise you're just seeking and searching forever.'

Mr Abramson went on to explain why he chose Transcendental Meditation specifically. The Transcendental Meditation technique does not involve concentration, he said. 'It is a technique for everyone', not just for certain people who can focus the mind; nor is it for people who want to disengage from life.

'I had to find a technique that had enormous scientific research but was a natural, effortless technique . . . that once you learned properly you weren't dependent on other people to [enable] you to meditate, because I wanted it to become a self-sufficient technique for people to grow themselves. And because it was a natural technique, it wasn't something you had to practise to get perfect at. It's an effortless, natural technique.'

In reference to The Tower Companies, one of the top green real estate developers in the United States, in which he is a partner, Mr Abramson said, 'We offer [Transcendental Meditation] as part of our health care in our business. The results have been phenomenal.

'I have been working also with David Lynch, famous movie director, who is providing scholarships for over 150,000 students, members of our prisons, homeless, American Indians, and children in our public and private schools with enormous results, because change happens within.

'If you give someone access . . . beyond the surface level of thought and action, accessing our true selves which have a quality of eternity, of clarity, of balance, you're more thoughtful, more reflective, you have a thirst for knowledge, and in that zest, in that excitement for life that begins to unfold, then the students, then the homeless, then people in our business begin to change their lives.'

Mr Abramson concluded, 'We have to continue to look at all aspects of how to improve society . . . and the best and most exciting ways are creating that change within. If we can change the person within then they more automatically, naturally begin to act in accord with natural law.'

Related articles:
Garrison Institute: Jeffrey Abramson lectures on benefits of Maharishi Vastu in the workplace
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* Global Good News will continue to feature Jeffrey Abramson's talk, which is quoted with permission of the Garrison Institute. He was addressing the Institute's 2011 symposium on Climate, Buildings, and Behavior.

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