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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1979 at Amherst MA asking those practicing advanced Transcendental Meditation techniques to move to Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa.
Thousands of meditators like me heard the request. Thanks to the daily TM practice we experienced greater clarity, better health, and more happiness. Those experiences made Maharishi’s bold promise seem at least plausible. However, most of us were in our 20’s and 30’s, many starting families. How would we support ourselves? [Read more…]
Previously, Betsy lived in upstate NY, where she was a foster parent for 17 children, started a Montgomery Ward sales agency and private department store, was a successful Mary Kay consultant, started a commercial cleaning service, served as co-president of PTA, chaired the local cancer society, served on corporate board of Montgomery Ward, ran a saw mill.
“Everyone creates their world either by default or by deliberate intention. Those that live by default get up each morning, put on clothes, walk, eat, drink, perform daily activities, go to bed. Like a driver without a destination, without clear intention these people can end up anywhere or nowhere. Alternatively, we can create by deliberate intention by choosing a direction. We put our attention on the goal, know why we want it to happen, and do what’s necessary to achieve it.”
Fairfield is a wonderful place to live, and Betsy Howland can claim partial credit.
When Betsy arrived in Fairfield in the mid-90’s, she found it hard to meet people. Betsy would see people at the meditation dome on campus, but the dome is a place for silence.
Betsy recognized the need in Fairfield for a gathering place. With creating community in mind, Betsy started Revelations Café and Bookstore. In parallel she served for two years as Executive Director of the Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk and was instrumental in launching the Fairfield Maze of Murals project. [Read more…]
As half-owner and operations director for Seminar Crowds, he now works on average less than an hour a day. http://www.seminarcrowds.com/
“Riches from business come and go. What’s important is what we become. Business is phenomenal for evolution and for developing the self-referral process. In business we learn to focus and go deep within to make decisions. In the quiet we ask and get results.”
This site and book tell stories of men and women who moved to Fairfield, Iowa home of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) to practice Transcendental Meditation as part of an ongoing world peace project. To stay in Fairfield, many, with little experience or know-how, began and ran successful businesses.
On a part time basis, one of those entrepreneurs, Hal Goldstein, created this website and from this website the book, The Meditating Entrepreneurs – Creating Success from the Stillness Within. All proceeds from the book will be donated to MUM. If you would like to help on the website or book, read this and contact Hal.