Are you an atheist who feels stressed, anxious, or even depressed by your insignificance in the godless universe? Does reading Peter Boghossian’s manual for creating atheists make you feel as if you need to improve your cognitive function? Are you having a hard time remembering who you are supposed to hate more – Christians or Muslims? Are you uncomfortable with all the fits of red-faced rage you experience when you think of religion?
If you find yourself answering ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are in luck. Sam Harris, the Master of Meditation, will guide you to mindfulness. As Harris himself says:
Mindfulness is simply a state of clear, nonjudgmental, and nondiscursive attention to the contents of consciousness, whether pleasant or unpleasant. Developing this quality of mind has been shown to reduce pain, anxiety, and depression; improve cognitive function; and even produce changes in gray matter density in regions of the brain related to learning and memory, emotional regulation, and self-awareness.
If you click on that link, Harris will guide you through two forms of meditation. I kid you not.
As for me, I’d like to know when Dawkins, Coyne, and Myers are going to start meditating.