Now I can not be sure because
they talk too fast for me to grasp.
W.Britton and C.Oates in one of the
Vimeo videos from 2010 on adverse
effects in the end when the public
asked questions as I remember both
Oates and Britton confirmed my take
that Buddhist words are not used as
they usually are.
Fear and Terror where not emotions
but misunderstanding of impermanent
effect of the meditation.
My poor memory may have misrepresented
what they actually said. Acoustic not
perfect and I am not used to the accent
I just wild guess. What if the body
is so aware that it realize that to
do Buddhist meditation would be harmful
and thus my body resist doing it and
that manifest itself as me not getting
how one do Metta. I only sense a small
or vague or faint or ??? sense of that
there is some inconsistency in the logic
of what the purpose of doing Metta is.
I trust all of us are different. Maybe
I only get motivated to do things
if I get what it is for and how it works?
Take the neighbor that I feel irritated
with or how to say it. What is suppose
to be the mechanism or the explanation
for the process of including that neighbor
in a loving kindness?
When I failed to reach the former workmate
that has shown interest in Buddhist meditation
based on what she had heard at courses at work
I came to think about a Secular Humanist I
knew well enough to make a phone call to.
She is skeptical of woo about alternative
medicine and she is a secular naturalist etc.
I retold my story of reading about including
someone that one feel irritated on to embrace
them with Metta.
She where very skeptical of such behavior.
And she is very political correct and want
everybody to be treated in a fair equal way
so I had expected her to be more positive.
Could this be a thing for our Swedish
culture then? Maybe we are skeptical
to things that is presented in an
I know it is prejudice but American
do come through as more accepting
of enthusiastic presentations?
Cheer leading of sports and so on.
Could it be some kind of "nosebo effect"
Being skeptical to American culture
kind of bias us against adopting or
accepting it willingly? A kind of
backlash? "They are trying to sell
as some crap, don't buy it. "
That kind of nosebo reaction.
And opposite to a placebo effect.