The National, a government-owned English-language daily in the United Arab Emirates, has published an article about Transcendental Meditation. The article focuses on the benefits of TM and its increasing popularity in the Arab Emirates.
Ged Valente is the chairperson of the Transcendental Meditation United Arab Emirates organization, which organizes classes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He believes TM should no longer be associated with Flower Power since many practitioners these days are high-flying professionals who use Transcendental Meditation to improve mental ability and workplace performance.
“Professional people find it very useful to improve the functioning of their mind and it makes them more able to focus sharply,” he contends. “It increases intelligence, memory, and creativity. You know, scientific research has documented all these things.”
Valente says its popularity is rapidly spreading to the United Arab Emirates, which he believes is because of the entrepreneurial spirit. “I think the reason for this is that people often come here to make money, to start new businesses,” he says. “These people are quite dynamic and they realize what TM can do to improve performance. Transcendental Meditation is fantastic in that area. It helps you reduce stress and gives energy and vitality.”
Read the full article:
“Taking Transcendental Meditation past the Flower Power stage”,
Hugo Berger for The National (September 1, 2013)
For more information about classes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, visit www.tm.ae