Meditation is so in right now.
Say you’re really really into it.
There you are, sitting on your cushion twice a day, 30 minutes or 45 minutes or maybe an hour per session. Maybe you go to a weekend retreat every quarter and a 10 day retreat every year. Maybe you do more.
There you are, sitting on your cushion with a sore back, falling asleep, fantasizing about that really hot person across the room, trying to get that stupid Coldplay song out of your head.
There you are, sitting still, relaxed but strong, balanced and clear, in your body with the barest flicker of thoughts like small silver fish in the depths of a still pond.
Every now and then, you may even get a peak experience of some sort.
Assuming you’re not there chasing after those peak experiences (drugs are cheaper and more effective after all), should a grown-up person really be doing this?
Or have you bought a sales-pitch?
What are you really getting out of it that a 30 minute spa and a 15 minute massage won’t give you? Or a 30 minute run and a 10 minute hot shower?