How many people pursue pleasures every day that aren’t in their best interests? And how many are unwilling to make sacrifices that are in their best interest?

It can help to think of the lotus flower. This plant starts its life at the bottom of a pond or lake, and inch by inch it rises from the darkness until it emerges through the surface of the water and blossoms in the sun’s cascading rays.

In other words, stick with something, pursue your dreams and be ready to make sacrifices to reach your goal, and you will be rewarded.

Meditating allows you to know yourself, pursue your dreams with more dedication and stop chasing pleasures that will only bring temporary happiness.