Several epidemiological studies, however, suggest that people serene, cheerful, optimistic, happy, confident and satisfied with life are healthier and live longer than those stressed, depressed, wrathful and isolated (Bruno & Frey. 2011 Science 331: 542). The results of a meta-analysis of 24 studies suggests that the duration of life in happy people is 14% longer than those in unhappy (Veenhoven R et al., 2008 HappinessStud. 9: 449).
People who meditate regularly also acquire over time a great capacity for introspection, awareness and emotional control that reflects an optimal process integration autonomic, affective and cognitive. Meditation allows us to improve our ability to observe and fully enjoy the experiences that life offers us, enhancing our emotional intelligence and intuitive.