Most of us—whether we have practiced mindfulness or not—have experienced rare moments of transcendence where we feel deeply seen or we have a deep insight, opening, awakening.

It is usually only briefly, and often in everyday life.

I call these “essential” moments.

Why essential? Because in those moments, something unique happens: there is a transformation, a movement, a new development in our life.
This is a valuable point of view on the value of meditation and the different stages you reach.

Meditation is Not What you Think It Is. — by Thomas Hübl