Over time you become less reactive. “Oh, my God! Did you see the way that guy cut me off? Holy cow! I coulda been killed!” Huge adrenaline rush. Bad for blood pressure.
Over time, you become more responsive. “Hmm. That guy is gonna cut right in front of me. I’d better slow down so I don’t plow into him.” You get where you’re going far more relaxed and able to enjoy the party.
The groups you participate in become more mellow. Violence in your neighborhood decreases. Really! Experiments were done with 1% of the population using a number of US cities.
Blood pressure goes down.
Heart disease probability decreases by about 80%.Cancer probability decreases by about 50%.
Hot flashes associated with menopause decrease by 90% in people who meditate twice a day for 20 minutes.
You stay younger (with yoga in the mix, you grow younger).
You sleep better.
If you have chronic pain, it decreases.
Overall, your life is healthier and more fun.
Meditation can be a doorway to psychic abilities as well, but that’s a whole other booklet.