The meditation experience is not a competition. There is a definite goal. But there is no timetable. What you are doing is digging your way deeper and deeper through layers of illusion toward realization of the supreme truth of existence. The process itself is fascinating and fulfilling. It can be enjoyed for its own sake. There is no need to rush. Bhante Gunaratana "Mindfulness in Plain English," p. 71 www.wisdompubs.org/author/bhante-gunaratana. Buddhism.