If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
The education system needs to look beyond intellect. By turning Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs on its head and focusing on developing self-esteem and sense of purpose, educators can help remove barriers to education, such as depression, PTSD or ADHD.
The average human brain 100 billion neurons. Each of these neurons and capable of creating 10,000 connections. But we don’t use our brain’s full capacity. Meditation has been shown to increase gray matter in the brain after just eight weeks and is currently being used by 80 per cent of the top CEOs in the U.S.
We are individuals and we all learn differently. Tech such as AI and VR will help personalize education to meet individual learning needs and preferences. It will also allow more people to access some of the world’s best educators and resources.
The Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa is a free-access university that combines academic learning with transcendental meditation.
The revolutionary university recruits dropouts, street kids and individuals with gang affiliations/drug abuse, and focuses on building their self-esteem and sense of purpose, in addition to their intellect and practical work skills.
Accenture, one of the top consulting firms in the world, has employed 180 Maharishi graduates in the past four years. Maharishi graduates also hold 11 senior leadership positions at Absa Capital, one of the largest banks in South Africa.