It's simple. Just breathe. It took me 25 years to learn that simple lesson. Find out how easily you can begin meditating.
I've experimented here and there with meditation. The wandering mind phenomenon you talk about is something that gets me every time!
Oh my gosh, I love this! I've never meditated, for the reasons you describe: I thought there was far more to it than simply breathing and I wasn't up to it. Or into it. I'm going to try it tomorrow morning. And hopefully the next morning, too.
Interesting. Never formally practiced; however I suspect half the battle in getting results is not feeling the act of meditating and the results are going to be perfect. Getting older and feeling less stressed probably helps as well.
This was great. I just spent the weekend sailing a small boat and it's probably one of the best forms of meditation for me. Every moment the focus is on the wind and the boat and the surroundings.