Ben Riggs, over at the elephant journal, offers up a nice piece on the basics of practice.
In meditation practice, we are not looking for anything. We are simply looking. Buddhism nor meditation make us better people. It is not self-help; rather, it is a process of discovery.
However, discovery only takes place when we stop looking for something else Something outside of ourselves.
via Enlightenment Begins With Taking A Seat. | elephant journal.