A seeker inquired about some of his daily recitations (authentic recommendations of pious masters) he started on his own and has been persistently doing them for years now. He was having doubts about them being beneficial for him on the path.
The Shaikh replied,
‘The authentic recitations that a seeker has been able to be persistent on observing for a considerable period of time are blessed (mubarak) and certainly spiritually beneficial,
If you are not going to replace them with something equally or more beneficial than consider this thought to be a distraction from nafs and Shaytan.
May Allah protect us all from their deception. Amin!’
Waridaat, page 9