OHHHMMM. Some believe that meditation started 1500 years BCE, give or take. Meditation could be traced to Buddhist India and Taoist China in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE, although it is still open for debate. Fast forward to present day, and the practice was not a large part of Western culture until the Beatles popularized meditation in the 1960s and 70s. There they go again … changing the world!
Most recently, the cacophony of today’s society is trying to offset itself by meditation. Indeed, Goldie Hawn, Dr. Andrew Weil, Harvard Business Review’s Peter Bregman, Good Morning America’s Dan Harris, and many more espouse its benefits for mind, body and spirit.
Meditation is trending higher for business people, the media, Hollywood stars and just plain folks. It’s an important trend to combat a scary trend. Maybe it will keep us sane.