“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” —J. Krishnamurti
Unfortunately, most of what passes for spiritual practice, what is sold in stores, and what is taught at yoga studios these days will merely help you cope and feel better about a way of life that by nature causes grief, anxiety, and depression.
We’re scared to accept that our society is profoundly sick—it will mean saying no to it—and needs to change profoundly. It’s easier, in a way, to cope—if you can’t beat the system, join it. Go for financial freedom. Social ranking. Or, go for highs from yoga and meditation that temporarily assuage the pain.
Nothing changes at all.