Motivation to Meditate

Generally speaking, most of us have a selfish reason for practicing meditation. We are in search for what is traditionally called secondary or temporary benefits: peace, lucidity and wellbeing, to name a few. Even when one begins to practice generating the wish that all beings reach the state of supreme bliss, this is generally done in a way that one initially feels lacking this pure desire and needs to develop it further and further.

It is only when there’s a direct recognition of the natural state that this beautiful wish is completely realized without any effort, revealed in its full glory.

The motivation or wish that you bring to your meditation practice. In its highest form, it is the desire to reach supreme bliss and help all beings to achieve such a state quickly.

Putting the aspiration into action, one applies desire to reach goals. Firstly, for self benefit. Then, with altruism. Going a little further, one cultivates a diligent meditation practice, the only way to fulfill the highest aspirations.

In an absolute sense, true motivation is allowing things to be as they are, with nothing to change, which includes compassionate action, when it spontaneously arises.

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