pema pearls:

Were encouraged to meditate every day, even for a short time, in order to cultivate steadfastness with ourselves. We sit under all kinds of circumstanceswhether we are feeling healthy or sick, whether were in a good mood or depressed, whether we feel our meditation is going well or is completely falling apart. As we continue to sit we see that meditation isnt about getting it right or attaining some ideal state. Its about being able to stay present with ourselves. It becomes increasingly clear that we wont be free of self-destructive patterns unless we develop a compassionate understanding of what they are. 
~ Pema Chodron