I started because someone said it would be as good as taking drugs without having to waste all that money. But that was a lie. It's much, much better. <br />
Mainly, it destroyed my mind and its useless chatter, allowing me to reprogram my brain, and introduced me to the joy of experiencing life instead of attempting to avoid it with drugs, alcohol and similar anesthetics of the slave. In short, I learned that the best form of rebellion happens when one can learn to simply sit down, shut up and experience the terror and wonder of life.
Introduced me to the joy and beauty and peace at the core of all. It gave me everything I wanted plus treasures I would never have realized exist.
It helped me relax