Meditation seems to be one of those few topics in life that doesn’t get much negative press. I know many people who meditate and even more that don’t but both groups seem to have a mostly positive view on the subject. There are many definitions for “Meditation” but most incorporate the idea of going within and being still. Regardless of any personal views it’s like anything else, in of itself it’s totally neutral (or meaningless) until you judge/interpret it. Most seem to think it’s a good idea while others think it’s a waste of time. I believe it would be a waste of time trying to argue either side.

A question worth asking is: What is its purpose? I know people who meditate when confronted by life’s difficulties so they can feel better or get clarity. It can also be used to ignore difficulties by meditating instead of dealing with something. For some it’s a daily ritual or even a way of life. Others believe the longer you spend in a meditative state the better, while others says it’s the quality not quantity of time.

There are hundreds of healing methods promoting peace of mind, physical healing or even salvation. We have different procedures, thought systems, religions, theologies, schools, seminars, and books which claim many things. Just because something works for someone else doesn’t mean it will be right for you and visa versa. Of all the hundreds of relaxation or spiritual methods to choose from I believe all of them can work for some and none of them work for all. If one was right for everyone we wouldn’t have or need so many choices. People have literally been killed throughout history trying to force one solution as the “right” answer for others. Trust your inner voice, higher self (whatever you want to call it) and you will eventually find what is right for you.