The current issue of Time (1/16/06) has
an article titled "How To Get Smart One
Breath At A Time" that points to studies
that medically and scientifically prove
that meditation does "...increase attention
span, sharpen focus and improve memory.",
as well as give many other benefits like
"reduces stress" and creates a "focused calm".
This is informative and encouraging, but
the real proof for you can be known only
experientially, and that will only happen
when you actually do meditate. To help that
happen, I suggest checking out our web site
and going through the Archives section and
the Concepts of Meditation section. You will
find all you need to understand what is going on,
and actual "how-to" instructions. Then, pick one
or a few techniques to try, and do them.
As Kir Li Molari has said, "There is no better way
to know about meditation than by meditating."
Peace and blessings,