My view was that meditation was only for hippies and freaks and people who live in a yurt, and are deeply into aroma therapy and ultimate frisbee and Cat Stevens and John Tesh and use little finger cymbals [symbols?] and use the word ‘namaste’ un-ironically
Dan Harris from ABC News underwent a panic attack in front of 5 million people on national TV and for him it was a great thing. It marked the beginning of his exploration of self that led him to meditation and being “10% Happier”. Dan’s experience is not unique and now he is sharing his that experience and what he did with it to people that will listen. Check out this great talk Dan gave at Google.
Incidentally Dan also mentions a number of articles that can be found here on The Sitting Project.