The practice of meditation is not so much based on becoming a better person, or for that matter becoming an enlightened person. It is seeing how we can relate with our already existing enlightened state. To do that is a matter of trust, as well as a matter of openness. Trust plays an extremely important part in the practice of meditation. The trust we are discovering is trust in yourself. This trust has to be recovered rather than developed.
From “Why We Meditate” in The Shambhala Sun, July 2014 by Chögyam Trungpa, pages 39–40