You’re actually living a multitude of lives simultaneously. Your senses are bound to this life and thus you think this is the totality of life. This is the life of the body but the mind is more like a hologram.
In fact, most of your spiritual practice is taking place in alternate lives. We use the life of the body to produce a magnetic force powerful enough to anchor the force of the totality of life. Once the transmission of grace occurs, the ocean of consciousness pours in and affects all your lives. You’ll start to have memories of events that you don’t remember doing because they actually happened in alternate lives.
All of what we call yoga is not designed to get us to enlightenment; it’s designed to help us survive enlightenment. Spiritual life is a way of keeping up with what’s happening to us during the process of awakening, finding a way to deal with it. That’s why you meditate