Farmington Hills is starting to say “om.”
Meditating is seemingly a growing trend in the city, a way to destress from daily struggles, Farmington Hills husband and wife James and Jyothi Joseph said June 23 at the Farmington Community Library’s main branch.
The meditation leaders in the Troy-based Heartfulness Institute discussed upcoming meditation courses and how nearly two decades ago, this would not have really been a topic.
“We are seeing an increased trend of people looking for something that brings inner peace,” James Joseph said. “There is (a) perceptible shift in the way the community has (dealt with stress).”
Today, Heartfulness programs have reached the Troy Public Library, North Farmington High School, the Farmington Community Library and even Cobo Hall, which featured a keynote address from Google’s Gopi Kallayil, author of “The Internet to the Inner-Net.”