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I am sure this is an issue that plagues us all - maintaining a disciplined meditation practice.
However, I am finding that I have sort of reached a plateau in my practice. You know how you exercise to lose weight and you go through a period when you don't lose (or gain for that matter) weight at all? Everything seems to be in limbo.
That's kind of where I am with my practice - it seems I am existing in a state of stagnation with my meditation practice.
I understand that I am placing expectations - though I try not to.
I know it's not always about achieving insights and such, but I don't feel like I am going anywhere with my practice. (I know, more expectations)
So I start getting undisciplined - and practice meditation now and then because I know I'm supposed to be doing it but then I keep asking myself why. I feel guilty when I don't, kind of beat myself up over it. Then when I finally sit, I wonder what the hell was the big deal but also I am not feeling what I used to when I meditated.
I try to change up my practice (Vipassana, samatha, etc) to get different results (I know, more expectations!).
My life is actually pretty good so am I just becoming complacent or lazy with meditation?
I am wondering how many of you have gone through this and what you did about it. What am I supposed to learn from this? Is this just a normal phase?
I am sure there isn't an easy stock answer for this, but I am interested in hearing your similar experiences.