The overwhelming difficulty so many have with meditation is that they believe they need to empty their minds.
Meditation becomes confused with having an empty head, no thoughts, complete silence in the skull.
Rejoice! For I am to tell you this is not necessary. You can have the busiest mind in the world and still experience peace, calm and clarity.
This alone will make all things in your practice super simple and easy. Maybe it will help you try again if you find meditation hard work. Draw in closer...
Meditation involves no force, no strain, no controlling, no trying whatsoever. So don't start.
Meditation is effortlessly allowing each and every thing. Being aware of all, and sitting in the middle of this awareness.
You don’t have to change a thing, simply change your relationship with everything.
Be totally okay with each thought, emotion, sound, and sensation as it passes through your awareness.
Watch it come, watch it go.
A child can sit and watch. So can you. And so you will, especially with practice.
Make yourself comfortable, close the eyes, take some deep breaths if you like that, and just sit.
Open your senses, be presence itself. Just notice.
Distraction is normal. No deal, come back. It is never a problem unless you make it a problem.
If you have a technique like the Bright Path Ishayas’ Ascension, use that simply and gently.
Allow, allow, allow.
This moment is the only moment you can do anything. The past is gone, the future not yet here. Just be here, right in the middle of the moment.
All is well here. Enjoy.