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Q&A: Pulling beyond your capacity

/I find your meditations very hard for me. I come in feeling beautiful. Then I feel all this pain coming into my heart and into my head. Why does this happen?/

It is not any negative force that is entering into you. Your difficulty is that when you come to our meditations, you try to pull far beyond your capacity. When I am on stage, the whole stage is flooded with light. When you sit and look at me, you try to pull this light. It is as if you are in a shop and you see all sorts of most beautiful things. Like a greedy fellow you want to buy everything, but you have in your pocket only five cents. When you try to pull beyond the capacity of your receptivity, at that time you get pain in your head or your heart.