The article listed above encourages the readers to meditate for eight weeks to increase brain activity and function. Meditation improves memory, empathy and feelings of being smarter and more calm. The article mentions that if you meditate on God, beneficial changes will occur within the brain and you will experience an increase in joy. Meditation is more common among spiritualist groups and different religions, but meditating on God and His character can be beneficial to all.
We quieted our mind in class and it was beneficial in different aspects to people. Some people experienced God's presence, while others struggled to stay awake. It was a calming experience and it was nice to give my mind a break from the hustle and bustle from the world's demands. After the fifteen minutes of sitting still, I experienced a more positive outlook for the day and it would be interesting to see how I feel after meditating after an eight week span. I think that meditating can be a relaxing experience that we should all incorporate in our lives, whether it is to focus on God or just to get away from the world. It could be a very good way to eliminate the stress and illnesses in our lives.