Greater Levels of Spirituality and Transcendence

meditation-image-27Brick Johnstone of the MU School of Health Professionals has suggested a link between transcendental or spiritual experiences and decreased activity levels in a certain area of the brain, which can be achieved through meditation. This new finding indicates a stronger connection between achieving a selfless state and conditioning the brain to maintain lower levels of activity. The study focused on the increased level of spiritual experiences among people with brain injuries, but found that a conscious effort to train the brain through meditation or prayer had similar spiritual effects. Meditation is thus a primary avenue to achieve a connection with things beyond the self, Johnstone notes.