Meditation does not necessarily lead to self-awareness.
It can sometimes do quite the opposite.
Meditation can bring about profound insights — which far too often leads to illusions of grandeur. There have been many religious and spiritual leaders who have justified rage, control, abuse, and manipulation as divine intervention. They no doubt believed it too.
Meditation does strengthen the noticing muscle. It is undoubtedly an essential practice in our journey of self-awareness. But it…