Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on the importance of letting go of expectation in one’s meditation practice. It’s so easy to obsess about how to breathe, or how to sit, or whether your posture is correct, but surely none of these have anything to say about our true nature. So why focus on them?
He doesn’t say it quite this way in this video, but Yongey expresses the essence of meditation more clearly than anybody else I’ve ever heard:
The essence of meditation practice is to let go of all your expectations about meditation.