Truth be told, there seem to be more naysayers than folks of the latter group. Generally speaking, it has been my experience that the ones who engage in a healthy spiritual regimen tend to be better off than those who don't, and I recently had a client confirm this for me.
The client in question has had a really rough time of late. Her partner abandoned her after breaking her down and basically made her lose any desire to really move forward in life. This is why she sought out my assistance, as she felt like she needed guidance to get through the rather craptaculous mess that had become her world. In keeping with that goal, I started her on some Buddhist mantras and meditation as a daily practice, and she was kind enough to provide me with some great feedback. This is what she said:
"Gosh Chris!!!! If this keeps up I'll be stronger than I've ever been. I am assuming it is connected with what you are doing at your end. I haven't felt this good and future focused in years!!!!!!
There's been a real shift, in my mood and in my emotional regulation. My self confidence, my strength, my determination and my focus is coming back.
I didn't even have time to spend a lot of time with the Yantra or even do the Mantra today (I listened to it for an hour while driving to work).
I am planning to get my motorbike licence and am actually excited about something for the first time in years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know it's early days, but it is so good to be coming back to myself.
I had to let you know.
The TL:DR version of this is simply "Meditate more!" Spend some time getting to know yourself inside and out, and then use what you learn to better your life. If you find that you're not sure how to fix something and need help, that's what I'm here for.
Take care, folks, and don't let your well-being fray in the midst of this chaos.