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Joy FM in Ghana: TM aims at improving a child's creativity and intelligence
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4 February 2012
After giving a recent seminar on Consciousness-Based Education for education leaders in Ghana, Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, was interviewed by a popular radio station in the country.
The narrator, a reporter for Joy FM, based in Accra, Ghana's capital, began:
'Legs crossed, hands on lap, and deep in meditation, it's a quiet time aimed at improving a child's creativity and intelligence. . . . It's called Transcendental Meditation. Today educational authorities sat through a presentation of the technique,' she said.
The narrator then introduced Dr Morris as a member of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace and began to play his interview.
Dr Morris first explained what Transcendental Meditation, or TM, is.
'TM is a simple and systematic procedure that is practised with the eyes closed for 10-15 minutes morning and evening. The procedure allows the mind to settle down to more and more silent levels of the thinking process, until it comes to a state where the mind is just completely silent and peaceful and we are restfully alert, which means we are wide awake but the body and mind are deeply rested. That is Transcendental Meditation.'
He then spoke about the positive effects of practising Transcendental Meditation.
'When the brain functions more coherently, when we use more of the total potentiality of the brain, then academic study becomes easier and more successful. A totally functioning brain means a more creative, more intelligent brain. Scientific research has again and again shown that once students start to practise this, they're able to focus better, they're able to have higher grades, they're able to have more creativity and more intelligence, just by using more and more of the total brain.'
After playing the interview, the narrator then asked: 'Are we likely to see our children meditating in our schools any time soon?'
To answer this, she turned to a prominent educator and to a father of two. Read more of their interviews tomorrow in the next article.
For more information about the Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee celebrations, Dr Morris's 14-country tour, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's programmes in Africa, please contact: Africa@TM.org.
See related articles:
∙ Ghana: Dr Bevan Morris presents Consciousness-Based Education to distinguished educators
∙ Many media outlets in Ghana feature interviews with Dr Bevan Morris
∙ Invincible Africa Golden Jubilee tour: Dr Bevan Morris reports from West Africa
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