Sad, certainly not as it uncovers the eternal bliss within, but meditation can make you a serious loner. People, as soon as they learn that you meditate regularly, expect you to be different from them. They expect you to be against all the pleasurable activities. They assume you to shy away from music, dance, and laughter. For them, you are a boring, soy milk drinking, vegan eating, religiously exercising, risk-avoiding no-fun person! And we start looking at ourselves the same way. This is where the problem starts. How can we avoid this?
Krsna, who described the technique and the benefits of meditation so succinctly in Gita, was a charming and fun-loving individual. He played flute hypnotizingly. He danced with gopis (young ladies) enthusiastically and frequently. Mischievous as a child, he was right in the center of political and social activities as an adult.
We should learn that too – mingle freely, laugh daily, sing loudly, dance deliriously, eat mindfully, drink blissfully, and love passionately.
Meditation is Fun. Meditation is Bliss. Meditation is Life. Meditate Daily.