February 7th, 2015
Which is harder—teaching Washington to meditate or getting the mindfulness community involved with government?
by Rose Caiola on August 19, 2014
Readers of Rewire Me know how much I admire Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation, so of course I was excited to read Molly Ball’s article about him in the most recent issue of The Atlantic. I was especially struck by his comment on how he travels a two-way street—not only does he work hard to convince people in government to give meditation a chance, he struggles to convince meditators to give Congress a chance:
“A lot of these people in the mindfulness community, they’re not necessarily involved in the political process,” Ryan says. “They meditate, they do yoga, and they stay away from all that. I tell people who do it, ‘You’ve got to be part of the process to help us change it.’ To transform the process, you’ve got to be part of the process.” Read more by clicking the image.