Arts, healing methods, relaxation methods, elucidations and medical expertise thrive on the strains of educated living.
All must be brought back to a unity . . . an authentic unity. - Plotinus, Enneads 5,5,4.
The soul or mind reaching towards the formless finds itself incompetent to grasp where nothing bounds it. - Plotinus, Enneads 6,9.3
A student went to his meditation teacher and said,
"My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly falling asleep. It's horrible!"
"It will pass," the teacher said calmly.
A week later the student came back to his teacher.
"My meditation is wonderful! I feel aware, peaceful, all alive! It's wonderful!'
"It will pass," said the teacher.
A few words to bring hope into despair, calm down unruly joys and love, and for cheer: "It will pass."
Hopefully, that piece of advice won't pass very quickly. It has been around for many centuries.