Meditation is the new smoking

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood · Updated

Like smoking, it helps us to disconnect from our day.

From the stress of replying to emails from Karen in Human Resources.

From the pain of working a job or career we don’t enjoy to buy shit we don’t need (like that blue kayak in the garage that never gets used).

From thoughts about how we’re “not good enough” or “not smart enough” or “not unnervingly handsome enough” that never seem to stop.

In other words…

Meditation is a painkiller.

Healthier than smoking perhaps… but serving the same basic function:

Distract us from our pain.

The problem is…

Painkillers don’t fix problems. They only mask symptoms.

That’s why you can meditate for years and still feel basically the same.

That’s what happened to me.

The fact is:

If you want deep, lasting change, you have to deal with the ROOT issue instead of avoiding it:

Nervous system dysregulation.

This is the technical term for a nervous system that’s all blocked up with survival stress from years and decades gone by.

We all have it – even if we think our parents were perfect – because living in Western society creates a low-level chronic stress that gradually wears our nervous system down.

Unresolved survival stress is the hidden root of so many human problems.. including a racing mind.

The flip side – safety, regulation, parasympathetic rest-and-digest – is what everyone’s searching for without knowing it.

But meditation won’t give that to you.

Like any good painkiller, it just numbs you to the pain.

If you’re sick and tired of painkillers and bandaids like meditation and you want to deal with the root issue instead, sign up to Rageheart when it opens on Thursday (2 days from now).

If you’re already a member and feeling that beastly impulse (Rage 9), smash the Sign In link on the page below and get raging:

https://www.rageheart.co/app/

John Wood

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