Stop thinking, and end your problems.What is difference between yes and no?
What is difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid?How ridiculous!
Other people are excited,as though they were at a parade.I alone don't care,I alone am expressionless,like an infant before it can smile.
Other people have what they need;I alone possess nothing.I alone drift about, like someone without a home. I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.
Other people are bright; I alone am dark. Other people are sharper; I alone am dull. Other people have a purpose; I alone don't know. I drift like a wave on the ocean, I blow as aimless as the wind.
I am different from ordinary people. I drink from the Great Mother's breasts.
---Tao Te Ching, Verse 20. Lao Tzu
Meditation is like sucking from the breasts of mother nature. Have you observed newborns sucking from the breasts of mother nature. They enjoy it. It's not only the only source of sustenance for them, but also a source of immense pleasure and a form of play as well. Observe closely the kids of all species who suck from the mother nature's breasts--it's a play for them, that's why they enjoy it and they love it. It's never boring. It's both sustenance as well as play. They don't follow any routine for drinking. They don't have a time table for the same!
For grown ups, both eating and meditation might be boring. Eating is boring because you've to be somewhere else or eat something else. Meditation might be boring because you've to be somewhere else or do something else. The young cherubic enjoys sucking the same milk every time. He enjoys it because it's harmonious. He's harmonious and the process is harmonious. It's full of Sattva. Sattva is harmony.
Deeper your slumber is, more the number of rules required to keep you on routine. Why do you need an alarm clock? Because you sleep sound. Why do you need rules? Because you're in a deep sleep. The routines are required because of the sleep. You need a routine for exercise, a routine to meditate, a routine to do this and another to do that. It's because harmony is lacking. Nothing is natural in your life anymore. There is no flow or spontaneity. Everything is prepared, planned and routinized. You're a machine and live a mechanical life.
Meditation is not true if it's routinized. It should be like sucking from the breasts of mother nature. Whenever you want to play or you're hungry you suck from the breasts of mother nature. This is true meditation. Meditation must be spontaneous. There must be a flow about it. Meditation should make you feel harmonious and full. It should not make you feel bored.