The truth is, the point of mindfulness is not peace, nor is it bliss or transcendence. It does not make you permanently calm or inure you to pain...
Rather, it shows you where your heart is hard. It reminds you of your dreams. It shows you where you are afraid.
It unlocks all the tears you have been holding back and in so doing breaks your heart to the preciousness of your life, the uniqueness of your genius, the unending grief of your losses, and your immeasurable capacity to love."
The above quote is from an excellent article on the use of "success" and "sex" to sell meditation by Susan Piver. You can read the full article here.