True meditation occurs spontaneously. Wait with keen, focused, attention to observe the moment it begins.
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
The most obvious goal of our daily meditation practice is to attain meditative awareness but it is almost ironic to realize that we cannot make this happen. We begin with intentionality and proper posture. We turn our attention inside and next we use a focus technique like following the breath to quiet the mind. Then we have to let go and merely wait for the transition from concentration to meditation. Desire for this to happen simply gets in the way. Because of this our daily practice is a great exercise in non-attachment to outcomes.