Years ago I read the Goethe quote, "The worst thing one can do is to think ill of oneself." It seemed true enough to me at the time -- I certainly thought ill of myself now and again and it never led to any good. But Goethe didn't say thinking ill of oneself was one of the worst things you could do; he said it was the worst thing you could do.
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
I got a note from a friend the other day saying she was in the mountains acclimating for a 100 mile race. My first response was, "Wow!" My second was, "Did she really mean 100 miles?" and my third was, "I think it would take me another lifetime to acclimate for a 100 mile race."
There's an old saying that "rain follows the plow." So is it true that realizing our true higher possibilities follows the interior work necessary to realize them
So the first step in meditation is to train the mind to go from wandering everywhere to focusing on one thing. How to do this?