Why is Meditation Popular?
Well, contrary to popular belief (pun intended), we all meditate. In some way, shape, or form, we are always meditating on something or someone. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this is that this can happen consciously, subconsciously, and unconsciously.
Speaking of which, one has to wonder what life would be without meditation.
Aren’t we always focused on one thing or another?
If you have ever wondered why the popularity of meditation is on a steady, yet rapid incline, you are reading the right article. You are about to find out the six reasons why meditation is popular and how to jump on the bandwagon.
What is meditation?
Define meditation in a sentence.
Can you do it?
Here’s why: Meditation is as vague as the sky, or better yet, life itself. Ever since meditation is an intimately, predominately subjective experience, everyone has a different way to define it. Everyone defines meditation in their own, unique way.
No two people or things are going to experience meditation in the same light, context, or scenario; that is what everything and everyone has in common.
Meditation to you is not meditation to me and vice versa.
Just because you like something doesn’t mean I will, or you will if I do.
If one method works for you doesn’t mean it will work for me, or doesn’t mean it’ll work for you just because I say it does.
You can think or feel deeply to concentrate on just about any given subject or topic.
The question is: what are you meditating on and how do you typically meditate without having to meditate on your flow state?
Oftentimes, you meditate best when you are trying the least when you are simply being.
Another reason why meditation is so hard to define is because it is universally broad, expansive, and infinitely rewarding. You just have to apply yourself to see what works best and embrace what feels like meditation to you.
The universal ambiguity of meditation is what makes it so beautifully, stunningly powerful.
So while there might not be anyone way to define meditation, meditation means something to you — even if that is elusive, beyond words, or downright indescribable.
You, me, and all beings are a vessel of meditation.
Meditation is matter.
Mindful about Miracles
As time dwindles by, more research is emerging about the power of meditation, its endless benefits, and its ability to serve as a catalyst for excellent health and well being. The more major corporations make light of meditation, the more people who know about the miraculous events long-associated with meditation.
Think about it when pop icons or celebrities mention that meditation saved their lives or is a part of their daily routine, mainstream society will more likely follow along and join the bandwagon appeal.
It is not too far off to hear someone casually quip, “If Oprah can do it, so can I.”
When you know that a healing technique has been tried and tested for its effectiveness, success, and longevity and see it work on various occasions, you are prone to accept it as a helpful, beneficial way of life.
In modern society, information is the bread and butter of all progression, innovation, humanitarian, and technological advancement. When you find a safer, better, more effective method to manifest miracles into your life, you realize that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And I can confidently say with my eyes closed that “Meditation does just that.”
As a collective consciousness, the more we learn and thereby unlearn what we thought we knew, the more we open the door for bigger and better things to enter into the home of our being. It is a matter of willing, non-judgmental acceptance.
Meditate on Miraculous Meditations.
As stated previously, the more other people do something, the more you find yourself tempted to jump on the bandwagon and try it for yourself; that is the mechanics behind how things become increasingly popular, go viral, and blow on a global, if not cosmic, scale. The more people use something, the more its influence strengthens on the world wide web.
If you see your friends and family meditating and consequently witnessing their lives transform as you speak, naturally you are going to want to experience the same, if not more, benefits. It is human nature to want to compete with other people and quite possibly even best them at their own game.
Speaking of which, who is your favorite celebrity, athlete, or authority figure?
What are their most famously branded practices? How do they spend their free, quality, precious time?
I guarantee you that, more likely than not, you will think of someone who does Pilates, yoga, or more pertinently meditation on their daily, spiritual journey. If not, I highly doubt it, you know someone who at least fits one of these characteristics.
Right now you are probably meditating on a subject that pertains to everyone and feel obligated to compete with the elites.
However, even though it goes against the grain and defies the theme of conventional wisdom, it is in your best interest to compete within and collaborate around.
Regardless of how popular meditation is, it is vital to understand the well-known benefits and long-term effects.
Meditation is not a rat race; it is a marathon that is too good and beneficial to miss.
Speaking of which…
FOMO is Meditation’s GOPO
Yes, you guessed it. You probably even predicted that I would mention such an over-used, over-popular term.
Perhaps, in all honesty, you are quite simply afraid of all the wondrous, luxurious benefits you are going to miss out on if you don’t act fast. It is similar to an all-you-can-eat buffet. And if you are hungry, you don’t want to miss out on the delicious, ravishing, mouth-watering main entrees, not to mention the creamy, sweet desserts that come after.
It is a funny thing how meditation and FOMO are both popular and when you think about it if you concentrate on your fear of missing out, you will find yourself loving to try the latest and the greatest of everything you can get your hands on.
And as a niche, meditation is constantly growing as people from across the continent find solace in its very existence. I am pretty sure that everyone is going to try to take meditation and boast about their scores, so to speak, after their course study.
This is okay.
It is okedoke to not want to feel left out and do everything in your power to feel important, heard, valued, and popularly loved.
But you are important, heard, valued, and popularly loved regardless of what you think you might be missing by not blindly following the collective.
What is popular within, not around?
Try meditation because that’s what you think is best because that is what you find popular.
You are not missing out; you are finding out.
Love of finding out.
Meditation is Your Examined Life
Have you ever heard Socrates say, “the unexamined life is not worth living”?
Did it send you spiraling into an abyss of infinite wonder as if you had a What-If Machine?
Do you somehow feel less worthy by not examing your life with as much vigor and regularity?
Like Socrates and countless other ancient Greek philosophers, meditation is rising in the ranks of popularity in modern society, especially in Western Philosophy. Just like them, I am confident that we all want to understand what makes us tick, why we react to life the way we do, and what justifies the means of our ostensible, stereotypically unexamined life.
We all want to feel and be worthy.
Meditation helps us to reconnect with our Higher Self and transcend the trap of the lower ego-mind. And as we all raise from third to fourth density upon the Age of Aquarius, the collective will begin to shift to a more spiritually refined way of life.
Ironically, meditation raises your self-esteem, something we all embody, and encourages you to express and embrace your natural, priceless worth.
So, if you ever wondered, “well, how can I examine my life and make it undeniably worth living?” this is the answer to your prayers. But even if you don’t examine your life in such a way, meditate on the following:
You are worthy, whole, divine, and complete.
The Fifth Dimension
Have you ever heard of this ’70s band?
Did you ever hear and see this song at the end of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”?
If you have, there is a great, cosmically radiant reason for that.
If you haven’t, you have and are about to learn more about how this ties into meditation’s popularity.
Try looking the following song up on YouTube and come back after you have fully immersed yourself in the high-vibrational, empowering, divine experience: Let the Sunshine/Aquarius
So how do you feel?
Does it feel as though a heavyweight has been lifted off of your shoulders and chest?
Do you think that you can fly like a bird with more than enough wings?
Lighter than a feather?
If you answered YES to another of these questions, then you have prepared yourself to better understand my point: meditating is something not only all do but come from.
We are a resource of meditation, not the other way around.
We are a product of an inherently meditative experience.
You don’t need meditation to cope with everything transpiring around your life; meditation copes within you.
And just like everyone else, albeit in a unique, unreplicable way, you are on a journey to the fifth dimension.
You are on a journey of meditating on the frequencies of love, peace, joy, and enlightenment.
You are shifting from heavy rock metal to light classical music and are in for one heck of a ride?!!
We are Meditation.
Popular is an Understatement
Even though this seems to be an antithesis or a red herring to the points I made earlier, it is quite the opposite. This is a deeper realization of why meditation is consciously becoming more of a household name as we speak.
The truth is that we are becoming more aware of what will soon be known as the obvious. A gradual process of concealing what is embedded inside: pure gold.
To come full circle, meditation is wilder, more popular than the most vivid, creative, lush imagination in the professional field.
Up next: Take a deep breath, meditate on the world you would most love to live in, and do what you were born to be.
Meditation is not popular; meditation is universal sovereignty.
And so it is.
I hope that you found immensely helpful, beneficial value out of my content. I hope that my reasons help you to determine why is meditation popular in this day and age. More importantly, I am encouraging that something in this article sparked your inner flame and prompted you to see meditation in a brand-new light.
And with the recent rioting in the capitol, you sure are more than deserving of escaping the madness of the world and taking a break from the current political landscape. I think, this an understatement of a popular opinion.
Meditate on Your Blank Slate.
12 thoughts on “Why is Meditation Popular? | 6 Reasons to Jump on the BandWagon”
Very interesting article. I just discovered your blog and it seems I will stay here longer. With so many commerce noise, advertises and running for money reading something different is extremely refreshing. In these complicated times it is very important to remember that there is more than only day to day routine and your posts is great reminder of this simple truth. Meditation is great way to take a deep breath and look inside yourself to focus on things which really matter.
Thank you so much! I am glad to hear that you want to stay longer. You can stay as long as you’d like. Take care!
Can one live a life without meditation?
One is the lifestyle of meditation!
Haha thanks for the article my guy! To be honest with you, I’ve never been a real meditation guy myself. However, from this post you’ve provided me with, I can see it’s a lot more beneficial than I thought! Does that mean I’ll jump on the bandwagon? Well, I’m not too sure if the benefits are enough to do so.. there’s benefits, but what are the drawbacks, if any?
I appreciate you, man! And that’s understandable. It’s perfectly normal to be skeptical. They say seeing is believing, but sometimes feeling (as in experience) is believing.
I love your article and the way it starts off. I agree, meditation for me is completely different from what it is to someone else. For instance, some people sit and breathe in and out and focus on their breath. For me, that doesn’t work. Writing on a specific subject is meditative for me. Usually, if I write about something spiritual, I feel even better. Unfortunately, when I try to meditate using the breathing method, I don’t have patience. But to each his own. I think writing is a good meditative practice.
Thank you! I love hearing you mention how there are more ways than one to skin a cat concerning meditation. It’s nice & refreshing to see another perspective as your own. Writing is the new meditation!
I agree with you 100%! Meditation is very important, I’m an overthinker and stress over pretty much everything, but i have found that by Meditating at the beginning of the day, i feel more calm and relaxed. also Meditating at night just before sleeping and clearing my mind of everything helps me to get a better sleep.
i have found this information very very useful. Thank you for this.
Exactly. When you find a routine that positively serves you and stick with it, you will definitely notice a snowball effect of benefits. I am glad you found this information useful. Take it easy and keep smiling!
Hey there, I really love this write up about mediation, while reading through I was able to pick up this ” You don’t need meditation to cope with everything transpiring around your life; meditation copes within you” and am going to keep that in my mind always
thanks so much for such wonderful writeup
I greatly appreciate your feedback! I am so happy that you found some very helpful insight going forward. And that’s the point: jump on the bandwagon of your greatest version.