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Was 2012 the best year for Great Britain? Changing trends reflect Transcendental Meditation groups' coherence, teachers say
by Global Good News staff writer

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19 January 2013

British news media have recently been highlighting positive events and signs of change in the past year, both within the UK and in other parts of the world.

A news article in The Spectator, a weekly magazine focused on political and current events, was titled 'Why 2012 was the Best Year Ever' and reported on increased life expectancy and decreasing rates of poverty, disease, and violence worldwide.

The Independent, a British national morning newspaper, published an article which declared that Great Britain is the most powerful nation on earth, but not in the traditional sense of military power.

'It is particularly measuring influences that a country has in the world on a peaceful level,' explained Dr Peter Warburton, Chair of Maharishi Foundation UK, the organization teaching the Transcendental Meditation programme throughout the nation. 'It is looking at government diplomacy, it is looking at the culture of a country, looking at the business ethics and business approaches of a country.'

These and other positive developments being reported in the press are reflections of the changing trends of time, Dr Warburton commented. These improving trends in turn are indications of rising coherence and positivity in national and world consciousness, produced by large groups of people practising Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes, in the UK and other countries.

Dr Warburton also spoke about an initiative underway called the Belfast Peace Line project. The project aims to be a home for peace, with the goal of bringing together the children of the divided communities along the Belfast Peace Line, through a cross-community centre for the performing arts. The centre will be 'in the area where the most conflict has taken place in Northern Ireland,' said Dr Warburton; in addition to classes in the performing arts, the programme will include daily practice of Transcendental Meditation—a scientifically proven peace-creating technology of consciousness—to reduce stress and promote increased creativity, while producing a calming, peaceful and harmonizing effect in the surrounding community.

Dr Warburton also mentioned an increase of positive news stories about Transcendental Meditation in many areas, including reduced stress and improved health. Transcendental Meditation teaching has been on the increase in many countries around the globe, he said, citing for example, news reports in a country far removed from the UK, the United Arab Emirates. At the beginning of last year, he said, an article in Time Out Dubai magazine described finding serenity and peace within the hectic modern world, which included substantial information about Transcendental Meditation.

Now at the beginning of this year, another press article, 'Find Your Quiet Centre with Meditation', also highlighting Transcendental Meditation in the UAE, was published in The National, based in Abu Dhabi.

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