82 On Persistence

Beloved Dharia,

I've talked about this, including with you, many times in the past.

In any technique there are three stages:
1. The meditation is easy and interesting because it is something new. It might appear to generate quick results, which are real but fairly shallow.
2. The novelty wears off, and the meditation becomes "repetitive". The temptation in this stage is to move onto something new that gives you that sense of interest.  It begins to feel like a chore to do the meditation.
3. If you persist, the meditation eventually reaches a stage where it becomes deep, internalized, and second nature to you. Here is where the real purpose of the technique is revealed and real and profound effects result.

When making a well, it is better to dig one fifty-foot hole than fifty one-foot holes.