Meditation is something that is often misunderstood by people who have not learned about it or practiced it. They see it as some New-Agey practice that hipsters seem to just do. It is to them like something that is pseudo-science activity.
Meditation is the complete opposite of that. In this modern world with technological advances, I would say meditation is probably an extremely helpful practice that can benefit pretty much everyone. It is this practice that reduces stress, allows for better practice, better sleep, better relationships, and a slew of many other positive benefits.
Meditation allows for the brain to become much less noisy. While it may seem like that’s a bad thing, it is actually very important to do so, especially when we have technology at the tips of our fingertips. In a society where we are constantly bombarded with notifications, social media, phone calls, text messages, our need to check the internet, television. There are no down times where our brain can truly relax aside from sleep. This is completely unnatural to what we used to live in long ago. If you think about it, our ancestors lived in very simple times, where the only concern and thing needed to heed to was simply getting food and taking care of family. Whereas nowadays, we have school, work, relationships, social media, endless technology, and a million of other things where our attention can be directed towards.
Meditation allows us to recenter ourselves, allows the mind to really rest, not just watch television to distract our minds. It provides the mind some breathing room to actually recuperate.