Acquiring enlightenment as a way to achieve peace of mind is a time-consuming process. That's not the American way. Nor do lawyers have that kind of time. And that's why various forms of spirituality such as Buddhism have likely peaked here in the U.S.
Quicker are two very different paths to halting that inner pain. One is voodoo. The other is transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS).
A compulsive seeker of healing, I am finding that in the circles I travel, participating in paranormal events seems to be replacing cushion time in Buddhist temples. Incidentally, America, settled by a bunch of misfits, was always fertile ground for the occult.
As in Orange, Connecticut at the Smoking Gun, here in Tucson, Arizona at the Tamara, rooms are packed with those determined to get in touch with spirits.
Sometimes there are middlemen such as trained pyschics to help the process along. Other times there are exercises to tap into one's own inner and outer spirit guides. The upshot ranges from greater self awareness and self acceptance to elimination of the fear about dying. And unlike the austere temples of Buddhism, the setting is conducive to making friends.
Along with or instead of deep dives into the occult, there is tDCS. Probably this digital calming (or energizing) will be put on the market by Thync next year. Put some electrodes on, adjust the intensity through a iPhone app, and that acid drip in the stomach could dry up. In itself it could shut down Spirituality Inc., just like Prozac killed off plenty of psychotherapy practices.
In short, healing is being unbundled from spirituality. Tormented lawyers don't have to attend weekend retreats in Massachusetts or bunk at a temple in Tibet for a decade. Conjure up the spirits and they will do the heavy lifting. Put on the electrodes and you are good to go.