When is "National Meditation Day"?
National Meditation Day was May 31 in 2008!
What is this Holiday for?
The goal for 2007 was to get 10,000,000 to meditate on National Meditation Day which was May 31, 2007. The amount of good energy pumped into the world will have huge positive effects. "The basic idea is simple to state: Like ripples on a pond radiating outward from a pebble's splash, ripples of orderliness and harmony radiate outward from concentrated groups of meditation experts. And the evidence for this idea has been repeated and statistically significant. Not only do signs of social disorder go down-such as violent crime, fires, traffic accidents, warfare, and terrorism-but signs of coherence and progress go up. Patent applications, for example, stock market levels, and economic indicators have all been shown to rise".
This quote is from the book Permenant Peace: How to Stop Terrorism and War-Now and Forever by Robert Oates and is a great illustration on the effects that meditation done by large groups of individuals can cause.
What type of holiday is this?
This is a National Holiday celebrated in the USA.
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
At this time we are doing research to find out if National Meditation day is a movable holiday or if this holiday occurs every May 31.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. Meditation often involves turning attention to a single point of reference. It is recognized as a component of almost all religions, and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It is also practiced outside religious traditions. Different meditative disciplines encompass a wide range of spiritual and/or psychophysical practices which may emphasize different goals -- from achievement of a higher state of consciousness, to greater focus, creativity or self-awareness, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind.
The word meditation originally comes from the Indo-European root med-, meaning "to measure." From the root med- are also derived the English words mete, medicine, modest, and moderate. It entered English as meditation through the Latin meditatio, which originally indicated every type of physical or intellectual exercise, then later evolved into the more specific meaning "contemplation."
Eastern meditation techniques have been adapted and increasingly practiced in Western culture.
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.