Myth #1: You have to be religious for meditation to work
According to this myth, you have to be a Buddhist or a Hindu for meditation to work for you. Absolutely wrong. Meditation works with how your mind naturally processes stimuli.
It doesn’t need religion. It doesn’t need spirituality. You just need to tune in to how your mind is already working.
Myth #2: You have to “believe” for meditation to produce benefits
You don’t have to believe in anything. You just have to go through the steps of meditation because meditation works with how your mind works. It’s kind of like redecorating a room with existing furniture.
The furniture is already there. You just need to rearrange the furniture, so it produces better effects.
You’re not imagining stuff for the process to work. You’re not forcing yourself to change what you believe in for meditation to produce results.
Myth #3: You are fully unconscious when meditating
This is an absolute lie. A lot of people are under the impression that meditation is really like some variation of sleep and you’re hypnotizing yourself or entering some sort of altered reality. No. This is not true.
Real practical meditation is actually the precise opposite. You remain fully conscious. However, you train your consciousness to purify its focus. It leads to a very empowering feeling because you start becoming more mentally disciplined. This is the complete opposite of just simply being unconscious