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@Lonely_Traveller brought up the theme of 'deeper meditative state' in another thread. My feeling is that deeper calm/equinimity and a settled focus is being described. That is a norm many of us are familiar with.
Personally I find 'great Yin overcomes great Yang' as the Taoists say. In other words though we are attentive we also need relaxation and passivity.
In Sufism this passivity is like 'being in the hands of the washers of the dead'
In meditation (our teacher or Buddha for some of us) we are not becoming something else or something better but 'resting in being' if I can put it like that without being too dualistic. Is there an entering and leaving for you? A deepening? Do you experience change whilst sitting?