It is natural at the outset to have meaningful experiences that will mark us.
These are glows that arise from the first mental openings.
When we cling to these experiences and give them more meaning than they have, we will not seek in meditation the rest in the eternal, but we want to revive what we once felt. We will seek to live that state of peace, or of sublime love that invaded us once, perhaps have a particular vision or receive a message from another state of consciousness.
Then all meditation and work will be in vain.
One of the things that can harm our practice is expectations.
It is interesting to realize how expectations will become a positive or negative conditioning in our lives. And little by little these conditions will alter our behavior.
To achieve a healthy and balanced mind, the conditioning must be transformed into an authentic and honest motivation.
In all the old practices we will find a previous and final prayer to all spiritual work, in these prayers we see the importance of this motivation devoid of ego.
We do not try to approach meditation without fixation, looking for openness and rest in the great unity.
Even when during the meditation we feel an intense happiness and we believe we have had a good meditation or when everything has been confused and we have been detained in thoughts and judgments and therefore we feel bad, we quickly transform that feeling and We release the need to have a good or bad experience, because the important thing is to meditate and not the result of meditation
It is essential to develop spiritually without the search for merit, achievements or experiences, but simply from a strong will and motivation devoid of ego and vanity.
Little by little the meditator stops talking about his experiences, he no longer sees them as part of his personal process, but as simple manifestations. The whole is experienced equally in the body, in the air that is breathed, in the emptiness of the mind or even in anger or envy. Not a drop of truth is spilled in our path and every step is certainly essential for self-realization.
A beautiful exercise that we can practice every moment of our life, is to allow the experience to stop being the concrete to which we adhere and free ourselves from it, allowing that each concrete experience is transformed into realization.