As we meditate, we should not be worrying about checking whether we are making progress or not as this in fact will hamper our progress.
‘When you worry about progress your concentration gets distracted. If you have to stop and look back then your practice gets distracted. It stops so your attention goes somewhere else and in the process you get involved. You won’t be able to progress then. Say you are on a train from New Delhi to Bangalore. It is a super-fast express but if you want to get down at every station to find out how far you have travelled, how much you have progressed, you are likely to miss the train. You will have to stop there and wait for another train to come. So do not get off the train. You have to be sitting in the train. It’s like this. So you have to be practising constantly, simply. Practising is your duty.’
When we just pick up the practice of meditation by meditating everyday then it becomes natural to us, a way of life. We know that the meditation is doing us good, making our mind more peaceful and under our control. And when we set a particular duration we must have the discipline not to get up before that duration is over. If we start thinking, “Oh, it’s hard, I will stop now and do it later”, then our mind becomes a bit weak and lazy. But if we persevere with the time we have set no matter what is going on in our meditation, then our mind will get accustomed to it. It’s simply the job that we do for our mind to become peaceful – we don’t have expectations how and when the results will come. That discipline and patience in our practice is so necessary. Then, before we know it, progress will have been made.
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