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@eggsavior, I don't think the point is to wait until one crosses your path but wait until your mind is ready...then he/she will come
I think both of you're right and it depends on how you look at it (IMO)
I think @lobster meant that if you are not being successful at something (i.e. concentration during meditation) to try something new because maybe there is a reason for it (i.e. get new music or set up a little meditation area or chant a new mantra).
And, if I am correct @Steve_B is saying that maybe there isn't anything wrong with what you are doing but you need more practice at it or dicsipline since not everything comes right away. So, it all depends on what it is and what you have already done.
That's my thought
Good for you @eggsavior! I feel rather the same way. When I read the Dharma and practice meditation and mindfulness, I feel a sense of happiness, calm and peace but when I get wrapped up in what this means and what that means it gets a little daunting (for me anyway).
I think if you keep doing what you're doing and practice the simple teachings of Buddha you will be happy with the results.
I don't disagree with anything you're saying @karasti. I was just making a comment about why she may be having trouble and some things have noticed. I am still learning how to let go of the labels and look inward rather than labelling people and looking outward judging people
I agree with you 100%
There is also the risk of digging many shallow wells.
Kinda like "Jack of all trades - master of none"