Meditation practice is a period of self-reflection that offers an opportunity for us to feel. To feel is to be present, which allows for depth and insight to occur. By learning to feel, we can contact the inherent openness of our being – known…in the Shambala teachings as basic goodness. This universal nature is characterized by kindness and compassion. A successful meditation practice is one in which we intimately connect with this naturally occurring love in our hearts and then embody it in our lives…. Resting in this space is self-empowerment minus the ego. By contacting that open feeling , the inherently pure stream at the depth of our being, we are laying the seeds for those feelings of love to grow within our own consciousness. Then those potent seeds will materialize in our life.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Stop, Relax, Wake up