I’ve taught meditation for a couple of years now and I love that. But I’ve changed my mind about a couple of things.
Like, when I tell people about Vedic meditation, I’ve often expressed with reverence that it’s a 10,000 year old tradition.
As if that’s a reason to do something.
I’m a bit over the ‘Oooh, it’s an ancient practice of meditation.’ It’s 10,000 years old. So are lots of things. When we eat a cheeseburger, we’re enjoying the ancient tradition of cheese making. When we drive, we’re benefitting from the the ancient invention of the wheel.
But we don’t get all weird about it.
It’s not a great practice because it’s old. Lots of things are old. Language is old. Beer is old. Aviary study is old. So what?
It’s a great practice because it works.