Meditation is definitely interesting, but it can also have its adverse affects as with anything.
It also pays to recognise that meditation is not originally a part of everyone’s various cultures.. for some, meditation just isn’t something that they want or need to do.
For many today, meditation is simply a business - a paid for service to support someone’s financial / material needs.
People are often cajoled into believing that they are “wrong” for not partaking or even trying meditation.. some may then end up trying it out and wondering why it does not work for them, and feeling hurt as to why they were told that they were wrong for not trying.
I guess the same is seen with diet plans. There are various to choose from but there will always be that someone who thinks that they have the perfect diet formula to suit absolutely everyone - of course it won’t suit everyone, we are all individuals. One person may become unwell on one diet, while another person may not.
Not one person is wrong for not meditating, people can choose their own ways to look after themselves.
There is also a culture within practices that can be found in those who adhere strictly, where those who fail at it (meditation, yoga, vegetarian, vegan, breatharian etc etc) are doing it “wrong” and are the cause of the failure, making the person whom it does not work for “faulty”.
This, to me, would equate a massive failure to respect the individuality of the human being presenting, not to mention the dismissal of the persons own experiences as a valid, actual reality for them.
It is for these reasons I personally never recommend any practices (wether I partake in them myself or not), as well as the fact that meditation originates from various specific cultural roots. It has meaning for those whose families and communities connect and manage their own being in this way through lineage and tradition - at least in most of these real life instances, the practice or teaching of is nothing to do with any business model or money.
The only business anybodies practice is, is their own. Why it should be on public display or sent as something that everyone “should” do, is deeply questionable - this is me personally, if others want to share it, sell it, use it to manage health, this is ok.. this is my point of view through observation, it is not to be taken as gospel for everyone, and that others are doing bad or wrong because they do differently from myself.
The world would be a disaster if everybody did that.. oh, no, wait :D It is like that :D
Here is a short basic article about meditation origins:
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2021 08:41PM by facet.