So why is the world only getting worse I ask???
By their works you shall know them!
Maybe because people are so damn egotistical they don't realize that they can't change anything like that, only God can change the world with his thoughts and God-like people. People like Rumi, Jesus, Buddha and a few mystics could, There aren't any in our dark age, just charlatans.
It is easy to sit in meditation.
But not so easy to give a leg up to your fellow man in a real way. Never mind giving up greed and capitalism so others may live including the future generation, but offering a meal to the homeless, etc...fighting for them in a real way, protesting and bombarding governments with demands and writing to your reps...not just posting through FB...that is easy.. putting money where your mouth is...like Jane Fonda...getting out there…
Communing in meditation with God is good if you are not distorting what you are experiencing, which most people are, namely good feel semi sexual experience for prayer and communion with God...but that is nothing if we continue to pollute people's lives and the environment and the rich remain immune to the plight of the masses.
Meditating on your own is really only using meditation as a drug to make yourself feel good and delude yourself into thinking that you are helping the world. REAL meditation as practiced by people in the east takes a teacher and is VERY difficult, requiring much suffering and sacrifice on your part. The teacher is there to keep your ego in check and keep you humble. What we do on our own is NOT meditation it is self masturbation. And that is what the New Age has been, self-masturbating Capitalism.
The REAL kind of mediation makes you end up feeding the homeless.