I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a meditation room at the San Jose airport (Terminal B across from Gate 18). It had a glass door with the inviting words “Meditation Room”. I peaked inside to scope it out. It was a nice quite carpeted space with comfy upright chairs. There wasn’t anyone in the room but it looked very simple and pleasant. I made a mental note to check it out the next time I was there. It’s a really great idea. Airports can be very stressful. With everyone in a rush, the air is thick with tension and anxiety. You can even see it in people’s facial expressions- rolling eyes, shallow breathing, intense faces. Maybe they should call them “Compassion Rooms”.
By Cheryl Schneider