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Maharishi University of Management commencement address: 'Be open to new possibilities'
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2 July 2011
Dr. Norman Rosenthal delivers the 2011 commencement address at Maharishi University of Management
'Be open to new possibilities', distinguished psychiatrist and bestselling author Norman Rosenthal told Maharishi University of Management graduates in his commencement address—so that they would have the ability to discover something new.
This was the third of seven 'pearls of wisdom' presented in his address. Please see Part I, Part II, and Part III of this article.
'In the process of acquiring knowledge, we do of course need to learn what is already known,' Dr Rosenthal said. 'For example, a scientist cannot make new discoveries without knowing what has already been discovered. But if we remain within that framework, or ''inside the box'' as it is commonly known, we will never discover anything new, or see the world afresh . . . .*
'Some people look at the world as it is and ask, ''Why?'' I look at the world as it never was, and ask, ''Why not?'' ' Dr Rosenthal said, quoting George Bernard Shaw.
It was his openness to new possibilities that led Dr Rosenthal to discover Seasonal Affective Disorder. This openness also led him to practice the Transcendental Meditation Programme, recommend it to patients, and write a book about it.
In the coming days, Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Rosenthal's discussion of 'Be open to new possibilities'.
*Students at Maharishi University of Management enjoy Consciousness-Based Education, including practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme. Research shows that creativity expands in those who practice Transcendental Meditation.
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