A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep. It’s just horrible!”
“It will pass,” the teacher said matter-of-factly.
A week later, the student came back to his teacher. “My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It’s just wonderful!’
“It will pass,” the teacher replied matter-of-factly.
I always think about our estimation of our skills when I hear this story. When we think we “suck”..this will pass. When we think we “have it” that too SHOULD pass, otherwise we have stagnated. Unfortunately, there are some out there who, by thinking that they are “the expert”, will never truly discover their real potential.