I'm sure you've been in some type of a meeting where there's an agenda of items to discuss and work through.
Agendas give us guidance to have topics of interest and importance addressed during a meeting. It's the guideline toward an end result. The idea is to accomplish a certain set of objectives within a certain span of time.
But if we show up to meditation with an agenda in mind, we'll be disappointed without a doubt. We can't show up for awakening with the same perspective that put us to sleep to begin with.
In this age of Google, many of us think we can just employ a few rules of the road on how to become awakened and poof!, we'll be awakened. Spiritual practice is not an "in order to." We can't awaken just because we want to or think we should. It's even more unlikely that we will awaken on our timeline either. There's a certain degree of detached commitment that must exist for our awakening to happen.
Sitting on a cushion with an agenda will never produce the result you might be seeking.
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