I feel meditation is looked upon as some great halo generating process which tells you to be silent and then generate loads of peace..
Every person who is developing awareness will frankly say "No"
Meditation leads you,its a journey but it requires lots of courage.The lies you tell yourself and others start pricking you.Many people leave you as they get scared of your insistence for knowing the truth. But if you are creating awareness for yourself it does not matter.You realize that everything has to die.You don't argue for what you feel is right because everyone is right in their own way.But the best thing which I feel awareness teaches you is "not being desperate"for anything.
Money,success,love or other things which you are supposed to pray and hope for does not trouble you.
Personally I feel the honesty which comes up can be quite painful if we don't check our standards.Judgments and identity are the root cause of all pain.