From Adam Grant in NY Times: Medi­ta­tion isn’t snake oil. For some people, medi­ta­tion might be the most effi­cient way to reduce stress and culti­vate mind­ful­ness. But it isn’t a panacea. If you don’t medi­tate, there’s no need to stress out about it. In fact, in some situ­a­tions, medi­ta­tion may be harmful: Willoughby Britton, a Brown Univer­sity Medical School professor, has discov­ered numerous cases of trau­matic medi­ta­tion expe­ri­ences that inten­sify anxiety, reduce focus and drive, and leave people feeling inca­pac­i­tated.

Evan­ge­lists, it’s time to stop judging. The next time you meet people who choose not to medi­tate, take a deep breath and let us relax in peace. · Go to Can we end the medi­ta­tion madness? →