People can fall into meditative states occidentally. It seems strange to us now, in the era of commercial meditation, that we have to pay to learn something that we probably do naturally.
Our natural propensity for “forgetting” ourselves, our observer selves, could have assisted us whilst hunting, fishing and gathering when the art of waiting seemed less pointless. Insights, intuitions, assistance come to us in the state of meditation. Those times could have intimated how problems could be solved, where food could be found and other useful knowledge as the observer self with its clamour of thoughts was absent.
We can still fall into accidental meditation even now whilst
In a Brown study
Watching water and nature
and during Concentration
We find we come back into ourselves with a feeling of surprise that “we” must have been away.