I don’t mind admitting to this, because I don’t think I’m alone but I thought mindfulness, meditation and zen were all buzzwords for a cult like culture, a waste of time, time that could be spent doing other things that actually need to be done…more on the irony of that later.
I’ll preface this by saying that I’m pretty lucky, in that I don’t suffer from any (to my knowledge anyhow) mental health issues. Outside of relatively normal levels of anxiety, stress and clutter at least. However true that is, I do feel those levels have crept up slightly over the last few years for a variety of reasons. Because of this I lack a true understanding of the suffering those people go through…a population Peter sees on a regular basis, again a pre-conception of mine that those that suffer with such issues are the only ones who can benefit.