Joaquim Chissano: a meditating president
February 2, 2013
Questions you might want to ask Joaquim Chissano
Is it possible to bring a whole country back from the verge of total chaos, after decades of devastation and a civil war leaving behind a wake of one million casualties? Is it possible to replace fighting with political co-operation? To rescue 3 million people from extreme poverty and to increase by 65% the number of children attending primary school?
And to achieve all that in less than 15 years…?
As incredible as it may sound, this is the balance sheet of Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique. He learned Transcendental Meditation in 1992, then taught it to his family, then to his government ministers, then made it an official requirement for all military and police recruits.
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Steve Taylor, Psychology Today:
“Can meditation change the world? The amazing story of the ‘meditating president Joaquim Chissano’”