The Popularity of Meditation

An article in the New York times addresses our cultural obsession with meditation. He frames it in terms of being a fad but it seems to me that the interest reflects something deeper. Could it be that something of our human essence has been lost in our western ways and that this popular interest in meditation is very much a search to find what has been lost.

Can We End The Meditation Madness by Adam Grant http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/opinion/can-we-end-the-meditation-madness.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

A problem is that many meditation techniques promise a fruit that is not available through any practice structure. When a structure (form) holds the promise of truth of formless truth within it we can be certain that the promise will be unfulfilled. What the form will do is keep us formed and endlessly attempting to effort our way out. – Rodney Smith, Awakening

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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