The truth is, it could always, always be worse.
I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness
The effects of meditation are sort of like being softly insulated from the world by a Snuggie or a pillow fort. A pillow fort your brain makes.
The best many of us can hope for is to forget about our bodies, to escape the incessant internal narrative of self-loathing that accompanies so many adolescences and young adulthoods.