When it comes to meditation, you’re curious about it. Most likely, you’re convinced of the scientific benefits. You’d like to make meditation part of your life. You may have even tried a few times but the moment you close your eyes, thoughts, stories, and mental noise flood your mind. What seems like a simple process of finding inner peace feels more like wrangling cats.

You’re not alone. Meditation can be difficult at first, but once you understand there are only two things that you can do “wrong” in meditation, you’ll never doubt yourself again. (Here, “wrong” simply means prevent you from receiving the full benefits of meditation.) They are:

  1. Choose to follow thoughts down a path.
  2. Stop the meditation early.

The key to meditation is to notice thoughts and make a conscious choice not to follow them.

Read the full article in the Chopra Center Lifestyle blog.