So, if you've completely stopped meditating or just lost your confidence in meditating, find out why. "Liberate yourself by examining and investigating." Then start over. Remember, you can start your day over at any time. And you can begin again at any time with regard to your meditative practice.
When the soul betrays itself and loses the blessed and longed-for fervor, let it carefully investigate the reason for losing it. And let it arm itself with all its longing and zeal against whatever caused this. For the former fervor can return only through the same door through which it was lost.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Don't give up!
This is from The Ladder of Divine Ascent: