Sometimes science can hold us back, sometimes it moves us out of the dark ages. A woman from Boca Raton who began meditation practice with us in 1988, told me she had an MRI brain scan after a car accident. Doctors recommended it to rule out any damage or trauma to her brain. Luckily there was none.
The medical staff compared her MRI to a national database and to her surprise, the staff asked “are you practicing meditation?”. She had too much in common with others in the database. She had been practicing meditation for 18 years twice a day. Her MRI showed much better brain tissue health than her counterparts who were her age, 55. She was also told she had the MRI of a 28 year old woman. She was pleasantly surprised.