We listened to a wise podcast by the American teacher Adyashanti about what we're seeking and how our orientation to the search is a big factor how it unfolds. He notes:
And we see that experience changes, and you watch it change. And when you watch it change...there's this intuition that starts to come to you...this subtle sense of "there seems to be something that sustains itself through all this changing of experience...a quality of being you could say, that seems to always be".
Adyashanti compares the instruction, "leave everything as it is", to an atomic bomb the size of a marble. So just let everything come, let it be, let it go? That probably sounds a bit odd and besides, what would it accomplish? But it's exactly that view, the looking deeply into what is actually happening without needing to judge or control, that powers the practice of meditation.