Meditation Is Not Difficult
Meditation is not difficult. Getting beyond the ego's resistance to meditation -- that can be difficult. For this, nothing but commitment realized through daily practice will suffice.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The joyous self-discipline of daily meditation over time enables us to enjoy the many benefits of meditation. Daily practice for at least twenty minutes is the entry price. The initial difficulty of sticking to our practice has the added benefit of teaching us about the ego. We slowly learn to recognize when it is giving us bad advice and understand just how many useless and ridiculous thoughts it casts into our mind. As
time goes on we realize how to differentiate between the short sighted demands of the ego and the inspired intuition that meditation reveals. Meditation is both a school for graceful discipline and a pathway to inspired guidance.