Joining the Pantheon of No Brainers

"I think we’re looking at meditation as the next big public health revolution.  In the 1940s if you told people that you went running they would say, who’s chasing you.  Right now if you tell people you meditate – and I have a lot of experience with telling people this, they’re going to look at you like you’re a little weird most of the time.  That’s going to change.  Meditation is going to join the pantheon of no brainers like exercise, brushing your teeth and taking the meds that your doctor prescribes to you.  These are all things that if you don’t do you feel guilty about.  And that is where I think we’re heading with meditation because the science is so strongly suggestive that meditation can do really, really great things for your brain and for your body."

~ Dan Harris, "Hack Your Brain's Default Mode With Meditation," Big Think, Aug. 19, 2014


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Harris, D. (2014). 10% happier: How I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works--a true story. New York: Dey Street/HarperCollins. (publisherlibrary)