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Can Transcendental Meditation Fix our Prison System?

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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2010

http://tm.org Prison inmates talk the effect Transcendental Meditation has on their daily lives.

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Inmate #1: I changed a lot. I changed a lot, from when I first got incarcerated. I took a good look at myself. But once I started meditating [Transcendental Meditation], it just went through the roof, and I'm a lot more calm. I used to fight a lot, now that I've been meditating, I'm a lot more calm, and nothing angers me like it used to.

Inmate #2: Several years ago I went through very much a crisis, and I was having a problem not being able to connect with people emotionally, and just was really flabbergasted when I kept having friends that left. I'm doing a life sentence, so, I'm used to seeing people to leave, but those closest to me as they start leaving and I stay here, it really just devastated me, and I just couldn't handle it.

Inmate#3: I don't ever want to come back to a place like this, and in that flyer, it said you know, it talked about improvement of health and blood pressure, I have a little bit of high blood pressure, and borderline hypertension, and I thought you know that that'd be a great benefit, if I could improve my blood pressure. But the biggest part was that I saw it as a tool of never coming back to a place like this.

Inmate#2: The thing that resonated most deeply with me was the just the chance at being happy. I hadn't realized for how many years -- I always thought I had a low grade depression- but it really was, probably ever since ten years old, I just really had been miserable with being myself. So I really came to, in just this last month I felt so much energy it's been amazing (laughs).

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