It does not take striving…There could be an intention. In fact, for most of us there needs to be some intention. But it’s profound relaxation…You could be striving for the rest of your life and it’s not going to work. It’s not going to bring intimacy. It’s not going to bring you to any sense of true realization. Certainly, not to touching peace…It’s about relaxing back, not about tensing and going after things.
link: Tara Brach’s Site