“One sits in oblivion … In order that one may learn to walk in freedom.” — Winston King
The point of meditation isn’t to contemplate or figure anything out. The point is to train yourself to deal with nothing. Only then can you deal with something.
Meditation is the act of training the physical structures of your brain for the better. It is no different than your physical training. The freedom you seek in your life and in yourself requires a level of internal strength that no one is born with. You have to work for it.
Most of us weren’t born with the “freedom” to squat 300 pounds. Only once you’ve trained your body to squat more than 300 pounds will you have the freedom to squat 300 pounds whenever you want — it’s now light to you, when once it was heavy.
Your mind is exactly the same. Sit, embrace the boredom, get stronger, be free.
Now go lift something heavy,
PS. The quote is from Winston King’s book, Zen & the Way of the Samurai.