In many ways, people living today have the most benefit and comfort of any other period of human history, but for some reason many of these benefits have led people feel more pressured to make more and faster.
With cell phones, PDAs and laptops glued to their sides, it is difficult to feel the same that they are still actually away from work. Interestingly, the ancient practice of meditation could be the best way for modern people to cope. There are many benefits to meditation like it can upgrade your brain power.
Increasingly modern practitioners, traditional medical consider meditation techniques, the more they began to recognize some of these benefits.
Of course, this is nothing new to a lot of people and is just what the religious and cultural traditions of the East have known for centuries.
However, in this society, when a top story in the national title provides reports on the benefits of meditation, it is interesting indeed.
There are now a number of studies that have said very sick patients who responded to treatment much better when they used meditation techniques.
The fact that this is a story of important news in the Western world, but is simply a well known fact in the world of the East, is a clear indication of the distance behind Western medicine, regarding the integration of spirituality in health approaches.
In fact, many in Eastern cultures, it even seems laughable to waste time on a study of the benefits of meditation when in this part of the world, it was a fact of life and practice as long as we remember.