If, as you sit [in meditation], your attention does not get caught in particular events, you'll have a direct experience of the end of suffering. Pleasant or unpleasant will not matter. You will be able to notice, with relaxed interest, the passing show of all phenomena. The alert mind, unruffled by clinging or aversion, is comfortable. It is free.

Sylvia Boorstein, Don't Just Do Something, Sit There