When you sit down to meditate, you have arrived. It takes a lot to sit down to meditate. You have to come to the belief that meditation will create change in your life. This belief has become so strong that you actually put it into action. You may be full of skepticism, full of hope, beside yourself with boredom, or desperate for peace. Whatever your state of mind at the time, when you sit down to meditate, to see what it is all about, at that moment, you have arrived. You have turned a belief into action. You have taken a concrete step to invite peace into your life. You have moved to end your suffering and suffering in the world. You have come to the point where you can just allow things to be.