Q&A: Progress in meditation

When I first started meditating, I had the feeling of purity and divinity flowing through each cell of my body. But now when I meditate I don't feel this, yet I think I have improved my meditation-capacity. Why is this?

When you start to run your fastest, at the beginning you have so much alertness. Then, after thirty metres, your limbs get increased coordination. You feel totally relaxed and you may not even feel that you are running. You are not putting out any extra effort, but your speed is not slowing down. In the beginning your mind has to convince your body to move. But once you have entered into your natural stride, your mind no longer has to convince your body to run fast. You can run your fastest automatically.