Inner peace is overrated.
So what if meditating reduces stress, lessens anxiety, and lengthens attention spans?
You probably couldn’t benefit from improved sleep and boosted mental/emotional/physical health anyway.
Never mind self awareness. What’s the point in recognizing thoughts that may be harmful or self-defeating? It would only lead to making other positive changes.
And do parents/teachers/caregivers really need a simple practice that generates more patience with children?
Speaking of children, who cares if teaching kids how to meditate helps them to mitigate their own anxiety or ADHD? Why not just mindlessly medicate them—it’s worked great so far, plus, we wouldn’t want Big Pharma to lose any profits.
Finally, is it really that big of a deal that group meditation has been shown to lower crime rate and violence? Your neighborhood is probably pretty safe. Probably.
For the life of me I just don’t get why anyone would want to give it a try 😉
Jennifer Townsend is an Author & Mindfulness Coach from Southern New England