Padma-Sambhava (Guru Rinpoche) go deep. fill-in steps and stages.
Sincere and technically OK suits the House you are in
Meditative silence may expand until . . . (find out yourself). Try for enlarging your mind to fathom better, with your heart in it.
The great majority, if they start out on the path with enthusiasm, gradually become discouraged. As for athletics, methodical training tends to bring results in time..
Diving inside, into Deep Mind, you are a spirit.
It should be good to simply sit and enjoy the stillness after a session too.
To dive a short time with depth is better than expending a lot of will power and in consequence become nervous.
Positive practices enter stillness, evolving into a Greater Calm at times too
Pure, easy, within your limits or to your ability, and regularly, pausing well - there is much to consider.
Try to see what the aim is: waking to meadows and singing birds
Sincerity or wholeheartedness is all-round vital to man, and woman too.
Speak well. ◊
Enjoy the mental calm that TM leads to, and keep things pleasant to remain wholehearted too. Compare:
Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique . . . This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort. [Mayo Clinic: Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress]
Much can be ruined within men and women if they seem to admire bigwigs too long, too much and too hard. Some "big ones" use others like cattle who often seem to be stuck in a blend of envy or vicarious aggrandizements.
Although birds of a feather flock together, there is often higher things to accomplish than becoming all top-dog servile - higher things than business moral that rides the planet worse than a plague.
There is often nothing better at hand for many other than sound, good and decent conformity - aside from meditating deeply in one's private quarters. Acceptable fellows to be with is often good too.
Thinking is a sign of being fit for science. There is more than one way to Rome: But the scientific community at large allows one to scrutinise the validity or potentiality of interesting statements, propositions, practices and sources. Keep the torch burning. To be honoured can be fine, but not sickeningly so.
To get stunted into graveness and grimness means alienated, and alienated ones seldom give much and substantial comfort.
In the long run you could benefit from guarding your tongue, even among friends.