Here’s three articles I read on Thursday:

Meditation Nation | Tricycle

The Dark Knight of the Soul | The Atlantic

Be mindful of mindfulness | The Guardian

The Tricycle article is fair, and the Atlantic and Guardian articles are fairly unfair. Meditation in the longterm is supposed to be transformative and so unless you’re superhuman, you’re going to have to work through some unpleasant stuff. And you might not be equipped to deal with that if mental illness means you’re more tangled up in your own psyche than the average person already is.

Meditation practice has never been advertised to me as easy street. It seems it is being advertised as trouble-free, by some modern practitioners. This sounds like a serious problem.