It thrills me to no end to find out things like that the U.S. Army has a full time Acupuncture clinic at one of their hospitals, or the the U.S. Marine Corps is studying the effects of mindfulness meditation on Marines being deployed into combat.
What’s even more fascinating is that VIPASSANA BHAVANA “Insight Meditation” also known as Mindfulness Meditation is the system devised by The Buddha himself to help humanity transcend suffering. There’s definitely no question of religious conversion though, The Buddha didn’t found a religion, but instead taught a way out of suffering by the skillful use of our minds through meditative awareness.
The study found that Marines who practiced meditation had better memories, better concentration, better sleep, relief from anxiety and better athletic performance. Just as martial artists have known for centuries that practicing meditation makes you a better warrior, the Marines have found that out through modern day evidence based science. It’s for this reason that Mindfulness Meditation is at the core of my COMBAT SURVIVAL PSYCHOLOGY system.
Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corp!
Happy Veteran’s Day