""Recognize that waking up is waking up to that which is not coming and going, neither high nor low, not some compromise between high and low. It isn't about avoiding discomfort or sustaining the big moments.
...Your mind's job is not to let things be; thinking is the only interest it has. Letting everything be is an attitude, a state of openness and curiosity: what is happening in my mind, in my body, when I allow this instant to be as it actually is and not as I want it to be? It's a question with no answer. That's meditation, and the whole foundation of retreat, too. Life doesn't have to be the way the mind says it does to be happy. In fact, there's no relationship between the two. We know what we're like when we don't allow everything to be -- conflicted, angry, fearful -- fighting with some part of experience." - Adyashanti, via Sprituality and Health magazine