Good things take time.
- A seed producing fruit or vegetable, flower or the majesty of a tree;
- a baby in the womb or a child newly born to become the fullness of person he or she can be;
- to build a home, a relationship,
- to learn to read, write, process mathematics, learn to play an instrument or to be a dancer,
these take a fullness of time in order to manifest their possible result. Meditation does too. It also is no different than these examples, in that, through the entire process of becoming, a living awareness is stabilizing.
In meditation, like relationships, peak experiences are desired and sought. And, as vibrant and meaningful as they can be, they do not last. But a meditation practice that establishes a person more and more with awareness forefront, that practice is truly working.
What matters is living awareness in any moment.