Sci­en­tists have mostly focused on the ben­e­fits of med­i­ta­tion for the brain and the body, but a recent study by North­eastern University’s David DeSteno, pub­lished in Psy­cho­log­ical Sci­ence, takes a look at what impacts med­i­ta­tion has on inter­per­sonal har­mony and compassion.

Sev­eral reli­gious tra­di­tions have sug­gested that medi­a­tion does just that, but there has been no sci­en­tific proof — until now.

In this study, a team of researchers from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Har­vard Uni­ver­sity exam­ined the effects med­i­ta­tion would have on com­pas­sion and vir­tuous behavior, and the results were fascinating.

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