Sounds about Right

A description of meditation from someone far more experienced than I. I can’t imagine eleven hours a day of meditation, even if half of it was done walking. And as for discovering the “structure of [my] mind,” forget it. All I’ve noticed is that I have a fairly narrow set of repetitive thoughts. I suppose noticing that counts as some kind of insight, but it’s pretty superficial. I can only sit for about forty minutes in any case. For me, just being able to sit still for that long — regardless of what is or is not going on in my mind — represents something of an accomplishment.