A recent message from Sarvodaya USA got me to thinking.
How about asking everyone in the world to stop and meditate, pray, or just be still right where they are for 5 minutes at the very same time on the very same day and see what happens….
Think of the toilets not flushed, the phone calls not made, the radios and TV’s not played, the noises not made, …..
In today’s increasingly connected world, this could be HUGE.
What if a million people did it? 10 million? 100 million? A Billion? Would that give us a sense of our collective power? Would it crash the power grid or the stock market?
The point is not necessarily the effectiveness of meditation or prayer or any paranormal phenomenon. The point is to STOP doing what you ordinarily do. Simultaneous action can have profound effects, like when people all rush to one side of a boat, or soldiers march in step across a bridge. One of my students told me of a prank the students did in a multi-story dormitory. Many of them flushed toilets on different floors at the same time. You can imagine the effect.
Simultaneous inaction can be as powerful as simultaneous action, and it’s low risk or no risk. It’s a way for people to become conscious of their collective power. Once we become aware of the power of coherent action or inaction, anything becomes possible.