One of the surprizing - and humbling - aspects of life that keeps things interesting is the fact that simple stuff can be overlooked
in the rat race of life. Such has been my experience with meditation.
I attended a class run by a guy who got trained in Tibet. He taught us to view our thoughts as a kind of parade passing by.
You observe your thoughts but cultivate a non-attachment to them. While this may be an Eastern spiritual custom , it lowers
your blood pressure all the same and reduces stress.
I've done some cognitive therapy in the past , so I can see that stress and depression are often the product of what you think about,
automatically. So, if meditation can become a habit, it may reduce the compulsion of negative, neurotic thoughts - so much the better!
I also spent some time with a physicist who advised us to "love meditation" - since he lives in California and encounters
lots of traffic jams and other stressful situations, this can be a very effective coping situation, conducive to peace of mind.
In addition to the above, I've found that completely clearing my mind of all thought for periods of time tends to be associated
with manifestations of synchronicity - which to me is the skeptics closest approach to psychic ability. Weird stuff ensues!
metatron ( ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........)