The type of meditation called discursive--by which is meant the kind which rambles on in reflective or logical thinking--does not suit every student. Several who have essayed it without success after repeated attempts are really temperamentally unsuited for it, yet they need not abandon hope. There is another method of meditation which is actually easier, worth trying, and possibly better suited to their temperament. During a wide experience with dealing with Western students, I found that those who have failed with discursive meditation are not necessarily more lacking in good potentialities than those who have succeeded. It is simply that they have found the method which will draw out the potentialities that they possess.
-- Notebooks Category 4: Elementary Meditation > Chapter 5: Visualizations, Symbols > # 1