Most people have a bad mental image of meditation. They see it as something you combine with LSD and Pink Floyd to trip out, or as something that goes with being a vegetarian and yogi, or as something relegated to eastern religion. But none of that’s true, and odds are someone you look up to professionally is already taking advantage of it.
“Feeling fine is more dangerous than feeling bad. When we feel bad, we know there’s a problem, and we can usually point to where the problem is coming from. We can say “well, my leg really hurts, so I should probably get a doctor to stitch up this bullet hole.” But if we’re used to operating sub-optimally, we have no wound to point to. We have no clear weakness or indication that we’re not functioning how we should be.”