I was thinking about my practice this morning and where I’m at with it. Three words seemed to do it:- concentration, observation and faith. The first two words are kind of obvious. Faith isn’t a normal word for me.
I’ve got to a real stage of not knowing in my practice, which is leaving no choice but to be; to be with not knowing, realising the fluctuations of the world are the flucations of mind stuff. And the other thing is that sitting being present is well, qualitatively different from waiting for enlightenment. And the odd thing is that being present seems to require great faith.
Not seeking requires faith.
Just my thoughts.