SEATTLE PEACE PROJECT
A 1993 meditation for peace experiment in Washington, D.C., led to a 23% reduction in violent crime. This project involved some 4,000 meditation experts, and obtained statistically significant results. This amazing discovery was not followed up with any further large-scale experimentation, until now.
The Seattle Peace Project is enlisting volunteers to spend time each day meditating or praying for peace and harmony in Seattle from June through September 2017. A free, downloadable app will be available soon to allow everyone who wishes to participate to do so from wherever they are, logging in times of prayer or meditation (anonymously if they wish). Those who want the camaraderie of a community meditation or prayer event are welcome to attend one, but there is no requirement; a person can also be a part of this project from the privacy of their own home, for a part of their daily commute, or in their favorite coffee shop. The violent crime records will be examined to see if there is a clear reduction, and statistical analysis used to calculate the possibility that any reduction is due to chance alone. (Click here to see the crime statistics: select one or more recent years, for the drop-down menu labelled “group,” select “person crime,” then scroll down to the chart below)
If we can prove that prayer and meditation can effect an entire city, it would have enormous implications for the future. Our project could make people everywhere re-prioritize their lives, and start setting aside a daily time for prayer and meditation. This could lead to a blossoming of further holistic experimentation, deeper understanding of our true potential, and a true cultural shift in the direction of wisdom and peace.
This experiment will rely entirely on volunteer effort; it is our intent not to use a penny of donated funds. We are asking for everyone to join in this project, regardless of a person’s particular religious affiliation, or lack of any religious affiliation. You do not have to be in Seattle proper to participate.
HOW A CHURCH, TEMPLE, OR OTHER ORGANIZATION CAN JOIN:
1. Support our cause and encourage all your members to participate
2. Contact us and let us know you are on board with the project
IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
If you think this project is a good idea, please take the initiative yourself and spread the word among others. Sometimes if you want something done, you have to take the lead yourself. If Holistic Health Research waited for someone else to take the lead, there wouldn’t even be a Seattle Peace Project. Notice that Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men,” not “Don’t get involved; wait for someone else to do it first.” Life is not a spectator sport. Ask yourself: what part of “pray for peace” don’t you agree with? He who hesitates is lost! World peace starts right here, right now.
A few minutes of your time can make a huge difference; it doesn’t have to be a major commitment. If many people do a little bit every day, the cumulative effect will be tremendous.
For those without religious affiliation, and with no idea how to meditate or pray for peace and harmony, here is a simple, non-denominational instruction.