Because there are so many benefits from meditating and because you’re almost never hear anything negative about meditation, does that mean that there are no possible negative consequences?
For the hard core, Newtonian oriented science types, the greatest consequence of meditating too much would be that you might feel a little spaced out. But as the author, Stacey Nemour, points out others many have a different perception. According to Katie Weatherup, author of Practical Shamanism, “multiple hours a day of meditation can increase any tendency to dissociate, especially in trauma survivors because meditation is in itself an exercise of separating our minds from our physical reality!”ﾠ
There are countless benefits that come from meditation. Scientific studies show meditation activates the part of the brain that helps one make better decisions. Other benefits are anti-aging, healing, enhanced abilities and feeling balanced, …
So is it simply a matter of a belief system that determines whether or not meditation poses any dangers? This question goes to the heart of the debate between materialist and spiritualist. Is there one central reality or do we each create our own?
What are your thoughts? What would happen if your shifted your perspective from the one you’re holding so close?