A meditative approach to life involves constant and continuous tripping, and constant and continuous reflection of each trip.
I say this not to be discouraging, but to help us realize the path for what it is.
There is no shortcut here..and there is no end to the process itself.
We actually will trip, reflect, trip, reflect, trip, and reflect…into infinity. The difference with maturity is that the gap between each trip and each reflection starts to further and further shrink.
This is the very definition of the path itself. There is no other ‘final goal’.