Now, the power and promise of meditation is that these moments of spontaneity start to increase, to happen more of the time, to the point where they become part of a new baseline. They become part of who and what we are. At this point you could say that there isn’t even spontaneous practice happening anymore. When there’s no more need for a certain emphasis in our practice, we can broaden our scope, focus on some other aspect of experience that needs attention, train in this new style formally, integrating it into our life, and eventually encoding it into the core operating system of reality. When it becomes so deeply integrated that we don’t even notice it, that’s when the practice has reached completion. It also marks the beginning of a new phase of practice, where we become a beginner once again.